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Thursday, June 04, 2020

The slide of the United States into illiberalism may well have begun on June 1, 2020. Remember the date. It may well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment.

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That's three flag officers that are calling for Trump to resign.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2020-06-04 11:06 PM | Reply

@#1 ... calling for Trump to resign ...

I haven't seen that in what they've said. Can you supply quotes and links?

thx.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-04 11:22 PM | Reply

Notice the highest military leaders have recoiled in horror at activating the military on US soil to attack US cities. These gents have seen how our forces operate and it's best we listen to them.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-04 11:23 PM | Reply

@#3 ... Notice the highest military leaders have recoiled in horror at activating the military on US soil to attack US cities. ...

Yup.


But I do find it odd that our military leaders are the adults in the room nowadays.

When Pres Trump (early in his admin) was drawing senior staff from military leadership, I did express a serious concern about the number of military people in the Trump administration.

Now, as it appears to be turning out, it is the military who are upholding our Constitution, and not Pres Trump. (wow, did I just type that?)

It makes me wonder just how bad Pres Trump's Executive branch has become.

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-04 11:34 PM | Reply

I had the same thought at the time. I didn't put the last part together until I read your post. One reason is that I always thought these folks did the wrongs they do with a patriotic heart, and so I forgave them a little for that. I don't feel the same way about Trump. I think he's just in it for himself.

#5 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-04 11:44 PM | Reply

our handles have the same number of characters. they're nearly the same length. weird.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-04 11:45 PM | Reply

At this point, I'm surprised he didn't ask if he could nuke NYC:

Report: Trump Asked If Pentagon Could Use Tanks To Stop Protests

mavenroundtable.io

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-06-04 11:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Report: Trump Asked If Pentagon Could Use Tanks To Stop Protests

It worked great in China!
It's been thirty-one years since China stormed protesters in Tienanmen Square.
(Hard to imagine little proto-fascists like GoNoles weren't even born yet, but I digress.)

One thing GoNoles can see is the aftermath:
Look how much people in China love China.
Look how reluctant they are to criticize China.

Deplorables want Americans to be more like people in China.
And they're eager and willing to kill Americans to get their wish.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-06-05 12:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Orange Orangutan has described his love of the tanks rolling into Tienanmen square. Now it's playing out. We got the man we elected.

www.businessinsider.com

#9 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-05 12:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

But I do find it odd that our military leaders are the adults in the room nowadays.
When Pres Trump (early in his admin) was drawing senior staff from military leadership, I did express a serious concern about the number of military people in the Trump administration.
Now, as it appears to be turning out, it is the military who are upholding our Constitution, and not Pres Trump. (wow, did I just type that?)

I'm not surprised they're the adults nor that they're the most concerned with domestic deployments.

My fear was we'd get into more foreign engagements because the hammers were looking for nails.

If anything, this restores some hope that maybe Trump will pass in the end and our institutions will be preserved and, with any luck, strengthened after the lessons we learn here are fully realized.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2020-06-05 12:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I think some TV commercials showing tanks pushing back protesters should run on a split screen with scenes from Tianenmen Square. I do not see how any halfway intelligent American who can still support this wannabe dictator.

#11 | Posted by danni at 2020-06-05 07:46 AM | Reply

"I do not see how any halfway intelligent American who can still support this wannabe dictator."

Until there's a minimum intelligence requirement for the right to vote there really is little point in mentioning it in this context. Half of all Americans are of below average intelligence you know.

#12 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-06-05 08:16 AM | Reply

Man, oh man, Trump's July 4 parade will be a sight to see--armed soldiers, bayonets pointed at the crowd as Trump rolls down a DC street in an Abrams tank. Attack helicopters roaring overhead, flying to and fro, occasionally ripping off shots from its 30-mm gun (sometimes 'mistakenly' firing into the crowd). Rocks with flowers painted on them, thrown by spectators young and old then getting clubbed, while the tear gas and pepper spray waft over the streets of our nation's capital. Tune in for the broadcast, including the scenes of mass incarcerations. The crowd in the stockade on the national mall will rival that of Trump's inauguration day...

#13 | Posted by catdog at 2020-06-05 09:39 AM | Reply

So, what is to be done? At nearly the same moment that Americans were being beaten near the White House on behalf of their president, George Floyd's brother Terrence Floyd visited the site of George's murder. Overcome with grief and anger, he loudly upbraided the crowd for tarnishing his brother's memory with violence and looting. And then he told Americans what to do: vote. "Educate yourselves," he said, "there's a lot of us." So, while June 1 could easily be confused with a day of shame and peril if we listen to Donald Trump, if instead we listen to Terrence Floyd, it is a day of hope. So mark your calendars"this could be the beginning of the change of American democracy not to illiberalism, but to enlightenment. But it will have to come from the bottom up. For at the White House, there is no one home.

foreignpolicy.com

America was already tired of Donald Trump. His actions and reactions to COVID-19 and Floyd's death may very well raise turnout to record levels in November to throw him out of office and restore dignity to the White House.

#14 | Posted by americanunity at 2020-06-05 01:31 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

www.businessinsider.com

#9 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER

"When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak...as being spit on by the rest of the world."

For anyone who still thinks that Trump prefers the American way over the CCP's authoritarianism.

#15 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2020-06-05 02:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It makes me wonder just how bad Pres Trump's Executive branch has become.
#4 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2020-06-04 11:34 PM | FLAG:
(CHOOSE)

Isn't it obvious? He's filled his cabinet, and the political appointments to federal agencies with nothing but Trump sycophants. There is nobody left in our federal government (short of maybe Robert Ray) who is willing to stand up to the tinpot dictator wanna be. The guardrails are off, and thanks to the spineless wimps in the Senate, all the Congress can do is watch in horror. This is a very tenuous time in the United States, we are at the precipice of disaster. Tony Schwartz was right, Dotard activating the military to put down the protestors was him testing the edges of his power. Now he's seen where the weakness is. I expect he'll replace Esper soon, and then find a reason to push the envelope further. I believe more strongly now than ever before that he is picturing what he's going to do in November if it looks like he's going to lose. It's no surprise that he's been on the phone with Putin several times during the pandemic, probably getting some authoritarian coaching. We are truly screwed!

#16 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-06-05 03:04 PM | Reply

Quoting the Rolling Stones, "It's just a shot away."

#17 | Posted by getoffmedz at 2020-06-06 11:42 AM | Reply

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