“L’etat c’est moi: I myself am the nation.” Trump’s reasoning should not surprise us. If he thinks the media are his enemy, they must be the enemy of the American people as well. Who among us cares to analyze Trump’s line of thought, though? It wastes everyone’s time.
I don’t suppose the media find Trump so entertaining anymore. They love to spread his inane pronouncements about, to quote his tweets and marvel at his lack of decorum. Trump’s gas bag would deflate rapidly if the media did not sedulously hype his outlandish statements. They can’t seem to help themselves.
Perhaps the media can figure out how the women Trump molests must feel: he goes for a full frontal attack, and you cannot fend him off. The difference is Trump doesn’t regard women as actual enemies, any more than Bill Cosby did. All evidence indicates Trump would be happy if the media all disappeared, as long as you let him keep his Twitter account.
The media have not taken a stand against governmental power, then seem taken aback when people, including the president, throw them into the enemies pot.
God knows the dangerous organizations on Trump’s list do not deserve any defense from me. These are the same organizations that, every day, give Washington a pass on 9/11 while they become involved in the latest scrum between the White House all the other enemies Trump can think up. That’s natural. Why would you go for old news when you have so much new news flying about? Nevertheless, the media have not taken a stand against governmental power, then seem taken aback when people, including the president, throw them into the enemies pot.
Despite best efforts at analytical restraint, one wants to understand Trump’s supernal derangement. Is he a buffoon who acts like a strongman, or a strongman who acts like a buffoon?
Calling someone an enemy is something like a declaration of war. You don’t use a word like that if you plan to make up. More to the point, we all know what Trump does with people he considers enemies of the American people. He bans them. Do you think he’ll ban mainstream news organizations, which he lists in his tweet? Doubtful, but he only has to issue an implied threat to get results.
Despite best efforts at analytical restraint, one wants to understand Trump’s supernal derangement. Is he a buffoon who acts like a strongman, or a strongman who acts like a buffoon? It doesn’t matter, actually. He wears his orange hair like a clown, and talks like the guy at the end of the bar who can’t force the bartender to pay attention anymore: “Then I grabbed her pussy, and they let you do it!” It’s closing time, my friend.
Summer of 2016 gave us clown sightings, where people in a panic feared some poor guy going to a birthday party was about to steal their children. Then one of these entertainers, who genuinely threatens people, winds up in the White House. How unsettling is that? Well don’t be scared. It doesn’t do any good, and it certainly doesn’t impress the buffoon who tweets to us from the Oval Office. This clown intimidates to force compliance. He doesn’t care how he obtains it. He gives orders, you obey. He threatens, you submit. The new sheriff wants you to like him.
Do not laugh at him, though. You do not want to get on his bad side.