The question has emerged again and again in the media and causal conversations since he was legitimized by his electoral college victory: Do we take Donald Trump too seriously?
I’m not going to argue the Boy Scouts of America were in anyway asking for the confounding and inappropriate Monday speech by our lunatic-in-chief at their recent jamboree, but I don’t think it’s a stretch to symbolically associate Trump’s rambling exhortations with Hitler’s calculated manipulation of the Hitler Youth Movement in his rise to power in the 1930s and later in World War II.
As national Republicans still mull over how many people they are going to deny medical access to in order to give tax cuts to wealthy people, some California Democrats and their allies have taken the first steps toward establishing a health care system based on a single payer.
Donald Trump’s relentless discombobulation of distorted facts and lies is both an intuitive gesture and a calculated plan to thwart democracy and could ultimately mean a diminished if not a failed United States republic.
Donald Trump’s daily barrage of relentless craziness, according to the standard narrative of many of his critics, is a deflection from the myriad of problems—the Russian collusion investigation is the most obvious example—faced by the president and his close allies, including the anointed son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Resist. We have a local historical duty to fulfill here. Resisters here have to organize and lead. The country is depending on us.