Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Trolling the fascists
We have come to this: Donald Trump is going to be the presidential nominee of the Republican Party.
I don't have much to say about this, being near despair for my country because I think Trump actually could win, but I will say this.
What this means is that half of the political universe this country has known since 1856 has gone full-blown fascist.
That’s not just my opinion, it’s also Andrew Sullivan’s in a New York magazine piece which, by the way, probably is the best thing written thus far about this fine mess we’ve gotten ourselves into.
THE IMPLICATIONS of that are as follows: We will be well on the way to becoming that which my father's generation fought against 70 years ago. There will be no fig leaf to cover the United States’ bare-assed moral bankruptcy.
It also puts the terrifying possibility (how large, I do not know) of civil war on the table as well.
If anyone is unsure as to who’ll be worse for what’s left of this nation, let me put it this way: Hillary Clinton would be bad — perhaps very bad. But the Donald would be the end of us, one way or another.
There will be election violence -- lethal election violence -- before November. Mark my words. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think so.
For now, I'll just comfort myself by trolling Reince Priebus, the feckless head of the wicked GOP.