Where is the nation that used to believe in the law, the Constitution, and the ballot box? How did we descend into conspiracy theory as guidance, into megalomania as acceptable, into support for a man who believes in the divine right of self-serving privilege?
The Anti-role Model
What is appealing about someone who has cheated his vendors, welched on his bankers, ignored obligations, assaulted countless women, committed adultery multiple times, engaged in non-stop slander and, according to his siblings, has lied from the moment he learned how to speak? Exactly what do his supporters think that they’ll gain?
Is it power alone? Dominion over working class citizens? A return to the era of kings and aristocrats who owned all the land and waged war to gain more?
Or are they simply a Third Reich of riches? A new iteration of the robber baron era when money meant everything and nothing else mattered? When Federal troops were used by corporations to fend off strikers… or kill them for standing their ground?
The nation is confronted by a traitor in the White House — a president more comfortable with tyrants than the U. S. Constitution. A man who believes he deserves to get his way all the time.
So, like tenants in his buildings who were served with eviction notices, he may need to be forcibly removed. But who will serve as marshals when the nation’s Department of Justice is led by an enabler of lawlessness? Who will show him out of the building when his army of supremacists are likely to show up fully armed?
Mr. Trump is terrified of going to jail and, based on the cases that are pending in New York, that is, indeed, a real possibility. Are there that many Republican officals who fear their misdeeds will emerge and, without Mr. Trump in the White House, they will never be pardoned?
It’s got to be something that the rest of us don’t see, but what we do see is psychosis in an ill-fitting suit.