Headed for Dictatorship?

Let’s take a look at the facts.

Tonight, July 19, Trump told the NY Times that he wouldn’t have appointed Jeff Sessions as attorney general if he’d known that Sessions would recuse himself from anything connected to the Russian investigation. What Sessions did “wasn’t fair to the president.” (Trump speaking of himself in the 3rd person).

Trump threatened to fire independent prosecutor Robert Mueller if he looks into the trump family finances. And this threat comes on the heels of his firing FBI director James Comey, who was in charge of the Russian investigation. He also threatened to fire Rodney Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general in the Department of Justice.

Trump also said the next attorney general – the head of the Department of Justice – should report directly to him, effectively wiping out the judicial branch of the government. Go back to basics. In the U.S., there are 3 distinct branches of government – executive (the prez), legislative (senate and house) and the judicial (supreme court and lower courts).

This is how dictatorships begin. It’s what Maduro in Venezuela is trying to do by rewriting the Venezuela constitution so that the executive branch has unlimited power. It’s what Batista and, later, Castro, did in Cuba, what Franco did in Spain, what Pinochet did in Chile, what Hitler did in Germany, what Putin has done in Russia. Dictators and wannabe dictators have an M.O. Appoint yourself as supreme leader, make sure you have a military that will back you up, get rid of the free press, cozy up to other dictators, jail your opponents.

We believe the U.S. is a country of laws and you constantly hear how no one – not even the president – is above the law. Yet, in the six months of this presidency, trump has managed to lie his way out of everything, and the republican house and senate are so intimidated by him and so wrapped up in their own power hungry agendas, they haven’t done anything to stop him.

We no longer have a government. We have chaos that deepens daily with trump’s twitter storms, new allegations about him and his family’s collusion with Russians, his threats to fire this person and that, and now he’s using the old Nixon play book – I don’t remember. He’s claiming he doesn’t remember asking anyone to leave the oval office when he had his little chat with Comey about dropping the investigation of Michael Flynn, his former National Security advisor – a clear obstruction of justice.

If Trump actually does fire Sessions and Mueller and Rosenstein and appoints an attorney general and FBI director who report to him, what then? Will republicans just look the other way, as they’ve been doing? If so, then who’s going to stop this madman from appointing himself dictator? Son-in-law Jared? Son Don Jr? Oh, maybe Ivanka?

Where are the coal jobs trump promised? Where is the repeal and replace of Obamacare that he promised so there would be “great health care for all”? Where is the Make America Great again when his own daughter’s clothing line is made overseas? Where’s the silly wall he kept harping about? And the tax cuts?

In six months, with republicans owning congress and the white house, not a single piece of meaningful legislation has been passed because the Art of the Deal dude has been too busy tweeting attacks on the media, the U.S. allies, enriching his family’s coffers, and cozying up to dictators. If we come through this with trump getting dumped – and tweeting from prison that he actually won the popular vote- the republican party will have gone the way of the Dodo bird and we’ll be a third world country – if we still exist at all. The sooner he’s gone, the better off we’ll be.

P.S. As of today,  July 21, Sessions doesn’t plan on resigning.

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8 Responses to Headed for Dictatorship?

  1. C.J. says:

    I continue to wonder about the KARMIC issues that are twisted in this increasing labyrinth infecting our country. No matter which path we take, another path appears, with no exit anywhere in sight. I have deep-rooted personal concerns about Senator McCain. Glioblastoma Multiforme is among the most aggressive cancers afflicting humans. He is 80. Senator Edward Kennedy died in 2009 at the age of 77 from this cancer, fifteen months after diagnosis. Beau Biden, son of former VP, died in 2015 at the age of 47 from this cancer, less than two years after diagnosis. Anne Strieber died from this cancer. It is personal for me because my Dad died at the age of 42 from Glioblastoma Multiforme seven months after diagnosis. It is almost impossible to treat, and the prognosis remains poor. The word “glio” translates from Latin, meaning “glue”. The reason this cancer carries the name is because it has a center, or nucleus, like an octopus, from which countless tentacles weave in and out of the brain’s cells and attach like glue, making it virtually impossible to completely remove, and generally, surgery isn’t attempted for that reason. It also is among the most metastasizing cancers, rapidly spreading from the brain to other vital organs.
    I mention this because it seems that the United States , et al, is a victim of such a dire
    disease that is spreading like a Glioblastoma with no relief or cure. It simply grows worse day by day, taking out our vital organs and rendering us more r less helpless in its dominance. It’s long been my conviction that there is a reason for everything, even when we can’t know the reason, and I hold onto the hope that SOMETHING will ultimately relieve us of this malignancy devouring us….the malignancy of the current administration. If we lose Hope, all will be lost.

    • Rob and Trish says:

      Beautifully put, CJ. I knew about Kennedy and Anne, but didn’t realize it was the same cancer that killed Beau Biden.

  2. DJan says:

    Will we even have a republic in four years? I am distressed by the absolute silence from Congress. This is simply terrifying. 🙁

  3. C.J. says:

    And, late yesterday, (Friday, 7-21-2017) his Press Secretary abruptly stepped down and resigned. I’m glad to see him gone. At his very first press conference I perceived him to be a sissified pantywaist (old Victorian word for an effeminate male) who stumbled all over his words. However, in the pre-wake of this resignation, DJT had already created two new officials. One is the Secretary of Communications, and I don’t recall the other one but it’s part of the ‘press corp’ of the presidency. Follow The Yellow Brick Road all the way to OZ. We aren’t in Kansas anymore, Toto!!!!

  4. Sheila Joshi says:

    It’s nerve-wracking not knowing exactly how we’re going to get out of this. It could get messy and dramatic on its way to the end of the DT presidency. There is so much coming up astrologically in August, that astrologer Adam Elenbaas says “This month should just be called ‘the nutso bonkers astrology month of 2017.’ I don’t even know what to say….”

    We really need John McCain so I’m stupified by the Tao taking him out of the equation, at least temporarily. I think we can expect the unexpected a lot in the next month.

    We have each other! And multitudes of humans and other beings putting energy into anti-authoritarianism! We only need the square root of 1% of the population to shift that population — the Maharishi Effect.

    • Rob and Trish says:

      Two eclipses in August, with the solar eclipse on Aug 21 the biggie. It’s going to be visible in the U.S. – google it for the exact path.One astrologer – Alex Miller – believes it’s going to spell the nemesis for trump.

      • Sheila Joshi says:

        Yes, I’ve derived a lot of comfort from your posts on Alex Miller. I just checked out his amazing asteroid analysis of the 9 June 2016 DT Jr. meeting. The asteroid names are jaw-dropping!

        Adam Elenbaas pointed out the pun in what the media is calling “The Great American Eclipse.” Hopefully, the eclipse of the nation is a passing thing….

        • Rob and Trish says:

          Can the eclipsee of a nation ever be a passing thing? That’s my big question to the universe…