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Thursday, November 17, 2016

NOT NORMAL!

This isn't anything that every other blog hasn't posted, but we all need to, because since Donald Trump became the GOP nominee, the media and many people have treated Trump like a regular nominee (and now a -- GULP -- so hard to say -- President-Elect). TRUMP. IS. NOT. NORMAL (h/t Betty Cracker).

Stories like Facebook friend posted today from CNN about him reducing corruption are not only not true, they overlook the entire point. The man is an autocrat and a fascist. No exaggeration there on either point.

This article is discussed in so many places, but I need to reference it for posterity because it's so important -- Masha Gessen's Autocracy: Rules for Survival.

If CNN is going to keep posting crap about Trump's lobbying rules and the Washington Post writes about how Steve Bannon simply "doesn't understand what makes American great," then Gessen is right on with Rule # 3:

Rule #3: Institutions will not save you. It took Putin a year to take over the Russian media and four years to dismantle its electoral system; the judiciary collapsed unnoticed. The capture of institutions in Turkey has been carried out even faster, by a man once celebrated as the democrat to lead Turkey into the EU. Poland has in less than a year undone half of a quarter century’s accomplishments in building a constitutional democracy.
I'd use the analogy of the frog in the boiling water, but 1. it's a myth, and 2. shit, no frogs right now, please.

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