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He is one of the worst presidents in the history of this nation.
Trump is sowing the seeds of his own demise There’s an ironclad rule with Republican presidents — the greater their authoritarianism and incompetence, the more spectacular the destruction they cause.
Never forget what happens when government and corporate oligarchs merge. This photo, taken a few days ago, is not of a forgotten World War I battlefield. It is on Cabin Creek, West Virginia. From this machine gun nest, or “pillbox,” corporate employees fired automatic weapons at coal miners, their wives, and children for the capital offense of trying to join the union. This was done with the full knowledge and blessing of the government. With the Mountain State’s recent “Right to Work” legislation, the corporate oligarchy soils the memory of our ancestors.
“Forget the firing of James Comey. Forget the paralysis in Congress. Forget the idiocy of a press that covers our descent into tyranny as if it were a sports contest between corporate Republicans and corporate Democrats or a reality show starring our maniacal president and the idiots that surround him. Forget the noise. The crisis we face is not embodied in the public images of the politicians that run our dysfunctional government. The crisis we face is the result of a four-decade-long, slow-motion corporate coup that has rendered the citizen impotent, left us without any authentic democratic institutions and allowed corporate and military power to become omnipotent. This crisis has spawned a corrupt electoral system of legalized bribery and empowered those public figures that master the arts of entertainment and artifice. And if we do not overthrow the neoliberal, corporate forces that have destroyed our democracy we will continue to vomit up more monstrosities as dangerous as Donald Trump. Trump is the symptom, not the disease.” -Chris Hedges