He tweets his own foolishness, then gets mad when people don’t believe him. He throws mini-tantrums in his sleep, and uses terms like FAKE NEWS! with such abandon that few, even his supporters, care what he says anymore.
Call the results apocalypse or whatever you like – dismiss the prophets as crazies – but citizens’ response to their government is based on politicians’ deeds, not some irrational fear that the sky is about to fall. Pervasive alienation arises from real circumstances.
Such a loss of connecting tissue ends nationhood. That is our current destination, unless we find leadership that prevents such a grim outcome.
Donald Trump is not responsible for crimes committed before he was elected president, but he sought leadership of the government that committed them. Do you want to follow him?
Therefore make government weak, to make people happy and secure in their property. Make government passive wherever possible, because its activity causes misery. These principles never fail to enlarge liberty for those who make them their own.
The kinds of calculations most leaders make seem beyond him. His lack of political skills proved a big asset during both the primary and general elections, but this congenital deficit has not helped him since he arrived in Washington.
Many Republicans and establishment types outside the party still want him, even expect him to act like a president. People wanted Caligula to act like an emperor, too.
The freehand rough drafts, winnowing down, rewriting process, filling out, polishing, arranging pieces, and so on produce good collections. I hope writing at all of these stages has a good effect someday.
His key weakness appears to be that he does not realize the nature of his situation. His advisors as well seem unaware of his situation, and equally incapable of framing it or drawing useful conclusions. If his administration did have this awareness, or these analytic capabilities, it could not possibly act the way it does.
Several forms of democracy continue, but we no longer function as a constitutional republic. Secession and other radical changes recognize and ratify something that has already taken place.
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