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a slow descent

Of course it has gone too far now. Trump is now reversing his ill conceived separation of asylum seekers from their children which involved putting them in makeshift concentration camps. As the United States edges closer to flirting with fascism, the media just reports on his daily imbecilic and spasmodic tweets while the Republican party sits idly by doing nothing. Everyone is afraid to cross the angry bear; a fact which was echoed recently by outgoing Republican senator Bob Corker.

Meanwhile Trump's rallies remind one of Hitler's rise to power with his lowest common denominator crowds crying with a maniacal fervor and in unison "build that wall, build that wall!"

This administration is corrupt and immoral. It began with discourse about Mexicans who rape, Muslims who bomb and LGBT people who impose themselves on society but slowly it is pushing the envelope of rationality and respectability to its very limits. Each day the dialogue becomes coarser and less things are off limits than before.

Maybe it was funny at first to have an infantile, tough talking and mud-slinging president but it is becoming increasingly unfunny as people’s lives are being ruined.

We will see if the tariffs that were supposed to help get him re-elected through his show of strength will begin to impact States like Ohio and Iowa. These he won in the 2016 election and depend on exporting to countries like Canada who will now apply retaliatory tariffs. The Chinese will also make sure that the electronics people are addicted to also go up in price thanks to the misplaced hubris of a reality show buffoon.

Someone is going to have to stand up soon because the US and the world cannot afford another term and more of a descent into coarseness and possibly a unique brand of American style fascism.

When one looks at history sometimes we are tempted to laugh and think that it could never happen again but when one sees the slow descent in real time one realizes that indeed it could.

Time to end the lunacy. Where is Robert Mueller?

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