Slimeball Saturday

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Quite Ghoulish Grinch

Donald Trump’s speech accepting the Republican nomination for president will probably go down as one of the most frightening pieces of political rhetoric in U.S. history.

Even for people who believe the danger of genuine authoritarianism on the U.S. right is often exaggerated, it’s impossible not to hear in Trump’s speech echoes of the words and strategies of the world’s worst leaders.

Trump had just one message for Americans: Be afraid. You are under terrible threats from forces inside and outside your country, and he’s the only person who can save us.

The scariest part is how Trump subtly but clearly has begun melding together violence against U.S. police and terrorism: “The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities,” he said, “threaten our very way of life.”

This is the favorite and most dangerous message of demagogues across all space and time. After all, if we know our external enemies are deeply evil, and our internal enemies are somehow their allies, we can feel justified in doing anything at all to our internal enemies. That’s just logic.

@ TI

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11 Responses to Slimeball Saturday

  1. Den says:

    Yup, what he said. The lunatic fringe is at the door, will America answer it?

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  2. jimhitchcock says:

    Tim Kaine make good populist smoke signals, make good wampum from banking interests.

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  3. jimhitchcock says:

    Best of Hillary Clinton, part deux:

    “I have a really funny story about the time Bill mistook the hot sauce in my purse for lube.”

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  4. Den says:

    A vote for Ole Hill gets you bonus Ole Bill, a two-fer special!

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  5. David B. Benson says:

    TVD return in 43 minutes. Flocks of little birds in the path. As I approached they would fly further ahead alighting on the path again to hunt for seeds. After a couple of rounds of this they would disperse to alight in the bunchgrass. On the return a small rabbit tail as the rabbit hid in the grass. Then saw the hawk who had returned to a favorite tall tree.

    On the sidewalk up Stadium Way I met a youth of oriental extraction who saluted as I nodded a greeting to him.

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    • David B. Benson says:

      Day 7: 287+43=330 minutes. Ok.

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      • Den says:

        5 and 1/2 hours strolling about, busy you.

        Trying to fix a beleaguered S10, busy me.

        Temps in Sac in the 100+’s all week ahead, 90-something here, I saw 3 bicyclists red as beets on the (uphill) road home, more Darwin award winners and why Emergency Response exists.

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  6. Den says:

    Who the flying fuck ordered the rolling donuts??

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