This is a country on the verge of war, and it so badly needs leadership that truly wants peace.
Trump seems terribly energized by the discord of this moment, plainly eager for the storm to come. He does not know how to fight a virus, but he knows how to fight his countrymen.
This is from the morning, but it really describes that speech: "Our president is plainly eager for the storm to come. He does not know how to fight a virus, but he knows how to fight his countrymen."
From on the president: “All he can see is division; all he knows is discord; all he can do is escalate. He is the King Midas of strife, turning the country he leads into the thing he believes we are, the thing he himself is.”
This is a very good piece. Its clarity holds a lot of subtext. Read slowly and hypertextually. Thank you,
The nightmare scenario was always the social fracture and crises of the 1960s layered atop the hyper-polarized political system of the present, and the specific dysfunctions and failures of the Trump White House. And now it's here.
"The kindling is everywhere". Good piece on why this moment is quite different from the 1960s ht
If you elect a political arsonist as president, don't be surprised when the country goes up in flames.
"When we elected Donald Trump, we elected a political arsonist." Must read from
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. on why this moment is so terrifying: "The nightmare scenario was the social fracture and violent crises of the 1960s layered atop the political and media system of the 2020." "America at the breaking point" via
"The kindling is everywhere. This is a country on the verge of war, and it so badly needs the leadership it doesn’t have, a president who truly wants peace."