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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tyranny in Progress

Are you watching? Chauncey DeVega, a politics staff writer for Salon, reports that a coup is underway in real time.

Yesterday's appearance by Trump hosting the top Russian ambassadors in The White House might have been a celebration. The free press was excluded from the meeting, and only Tweets by the Russians shed light on the event.

"A coup in real time? Historian Timothy Snyder says the Comey firing is Trump’s “open admission of collusion with Russia.” 
Yale historian says Trump has now admitted guilt; former intelligence officer says Flynn was a Russian agent.
Has the other shoe finally dropped? Is this the beginning of Donald Trump’s attempted coup? 
Trump is a plutocratic authoritarian. As I have previously argued, it is fair to call him a fascist. He has repeatedly demonstrated this fact through his words and deeds both during the 2016 presidential election and now as president. 
Like the leader of a banana republic or a Mafia boss, Trump has surrounded himself with a small group of advisers and confidantes comprised mainly of his family members. He has contempt for journalists and the concept of a free press. He leads a cult of personality, marketing himself as an autocratic who will protect and defend his “forgotten Americans” against all threats foreign and domestic. Trump has no respect for standing norms of American democracy. He and his supporters evidently believe that the rule of law does not apply to him."

Illegitimate Presidency 

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