The President Who Poisons All He Touches: Donald Trump, the First American Dictator

I write a lot about the perils of re-electing a madman, and sometimes I wonder if I repeat myself too often. But if we look back at history, see the parallels, and heed the warnings that were ignored the last time such a persona was taking over a nation, perhaps we can be wiser. Perhaps if we see clearly enough what we are getting, we can stop the runaway train. To this end, Padre Steve has written another of his thoughtful and thought-provoking posts that I do hope you’ll take the time to read and ponder. Thank you, Padre! Let’s hope that a year from now we can both write of happier things.

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It has been a bit over three and a half years since President Trump took the oath of office as President of the United States. Over that time his actions have been similar to other leaders of history who have gravitated towards authoritarian rule, and his Party has only emboldened him. Former GOP House Majority Leader John Boehner noted on October 26th of last year: “There is no Republican Party, only the Party of Trump.”

Today I want to share the words of British military theorist and historian B.H. Liddell-Hart and some others of note as to what happens when authoritarian, or authoritarian leaders gain control of a government. His Liddell-Hart’s words, from his short, but profound book Why Don’t We Learn from History are worth the considered read for anyone with an open mind who can, despite the proliferation of propaganda can still…

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7 thoughts on “The President Who Poisons All He Touches: Donald Trump, the First American Dictator

  1. For some strange reason I was unable to leave a comment on Steve’s site, though I have left comments there before. Hopefully he will see this one here.
    First, he asked what “Liberty” is. Since I use the words Freedom and Liberty interchangeably, I can say this two ways, but for brevity’s sake I will say it like this, “LIBERTY IS THE FREEDOM TO SAY NO! I AM NOT THAT KIND OF PERSON!”
    There is, of course, a lot more than that to it. But saying No is a lot harder than saying Yes in many, if not most, situations.
    I had another point to make but forgot it in the confusion. I will add it below, If I remember.

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    • There is a line in a song from the movie “Wizard of Oz” that I would paraphrase here: “If they only had a brain” … it seems that both Johnson and Trump have an extra dose of bluster, but when it comes to thought processes, they have none. Or, as my late ex-husband used to say, “When they were handing out brains, they thought they guy said ‘trains’ and turned them down!”

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