Thanks for keeping things, and me, up to date on here, impossible for one person to do
Omega, on 18 May 2017 - 10:11 PM, said:
Trump will go. The problem is, he won't go quietly, and neither will his supporters.
I am really worried…. Not about Trump after he goes, whether quietly or not, as he is just one person and he will be gone from office. It is the undiscerning and unwavering support from masses of people… Even if one wanted to smear them with negative labels, deserved or undeserved.… they won't disappear. They will be here the upcoming election cycle, the next election cycle, and the election cycle after that, and so on and so forth. And I have a feeling that a portion of them they are very good grudge holders, and, if it doesn't percolate into their brains what an awful man Trump is, what an awful choice he was, and why (which, after this election cycle, who sees that happening?) I could see a seething wall of resentment over consequences Trump faces over his actions.
And by consequences I don't necessarily mean being removed from office. Heck, he is already facing some consequences, the media reporting facts, it is his own fault that these facts do not reflect well on him.
I feel like we just have to face the most likely scenario is that this country will remain deeply divided for the foreseeable future.
Rules for surviving an Autocracy:
Rule#1: Believe the Autocrat.
Rule#2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule#3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule#4: Be outraged.
Rule#5: Don't make compromises.
Rule#6: Remember the future.
- Masha Gessen