Viewpoint| When Trump Feels Cornered, He Becomes Worse
When there is no external threat, there is less reward to hang together. The larger the risk, the more individuals cohere. The instant after-effects of 9/11 was the peak of American unity. We have actually simply reached the peak of American fragmentation.
I lived most of my life in the Cold War. There was a clear external danger. When that ended, societies inclined toward narcissism. The tribal got the upper hand. The selfie is the image of the zeitgeist. Choices ended up being overwhelming in their wide variety. Sound increased.
It’s been a long dissolution, stressed with mistakes. Decline relative to other powers made Americans more desperate. They ‘d grown utilized to the century being theirs. Then they were thrust into another one that was not theirs. They came under attack.
Disorientation set in. In the end they sent a squealing maniac to the White House.
President Trump is disturbed and growing more so. When he feels cornered, his signs run wild. As a narcissist, the important things he finds most unbearable is any idea that he can not get away with whatever he desires. So he tweets: “IT WAS A PERFECT DISCUSSION WITH UKRAINE PRESIDENT!”
Oh, yes, Trump’s discussion on July 25 with President Volodymyr Zelensky was flawless, the method he asked if the new leader might “do us a favor” before raving about “the server” that in his addled mind is in some way in Ukraine and at the center of some political conspiracy he’s welcomed involving Democrats; the way Trump asked if the new leader might speak with Trump’s personal lawyer and the attorney general of the United States about any dirt he might collect on former Vice President Joe Biden, a leading Democratic candidate in the 2020 election.
The prelude to all that was Zelensky saying he desired to purchase more defense devices from the United States. Rough translation of what taken place: If you desire weapons, do the favors we desire!
( Trump had already, in totally approximate style, suspended all security support to Ukraine in early July, an apparent gambit for leverage; and, in equally arbitrary style, withdrawn the extremely skilled career diplomat Marie Yovanovitch, who acted as United States ambassador up until Might, an apparent attempt to clear the playing field for skulduggery.)
” Do us a favor” is English for quid pro quo. That’s a Latin expression now popular with the lackeys of Trump who still firmly insist on calling themselves Republicans. They keep saying, “no quid pro quo,” as if that exonerates Trump.
The discussion was certainly ideal– as a basis for impeachment, that is It was so perfect that, according to the account of the whistle-blower disrupted by the madness of the Trump White Home, senior White House authorities ” stepped in to ‘lock down’ all records of the call.”
In English, that’s called a cover-up. I’m unsure what it’s contacted Latin, but I gather Republicans are working on discovering.
On The Other Hand, I’ve been questioning, what is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo approximately? You know, he’s the guy who gets on so well with Trump and reads him so well, that he’s been able to dodge every bullet considering that Trump took office. He’s now been subpoenaed by Democrats to turn over files connecting to Ukraine that were asked for weeks ago. Well, yeah.
What does he have to say about Yovanovitch’s abrupt withdrawal? Why, according to the whistle-blower, does Pompeo have two United States ambassadors attempting to describe to bamboozled Ukrainian authorities what to make of blended American messages? Exactly what is Pompeo’s old Kansas company friend, T. Ulrich Brechbuhl, as much as a “therapist” in the State Department? (Whether Brechbuhl was on Trump’s call, as the whistle-blower recommended, has actually been challenged)
Now the shrieking maniac is squealing louder, shrieking of spies and treason, and an excellent portion of the United States will scream with him. They will redouble their fury against journalism, in line with what Trump stated at the United Nations this week: “These animals in the press. They’re animals in fact. A few of the worst people you’ll ever meet.” And, “They’re residue, a number of them are scum.”
Trump also said: “I didn’t do anything. I don’t know if I’m the most innocent individual in the world.” He continued: “I simply said I’m the most presidential other than for perhaps Abe Lincoln when he used the hat– that was difficult to beat. Sincere Abe, when he used that hat, that was hard to beat. However I can’t do that, that hat wouldn’t work for me. Yeah, I have better hair than him.”
You heard that right.
The disrupted male with the hair should tune into the Bobby Fuller Four. In the mid-1960 s, they did a fantastic version of a boy g by Sonny Curtis of The Crickets. The chorus goes, “I battled the law– and the law won.” It’s catchy.
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