We’re at a crossroads, GOP: Time to stand up to Trump

We saw these things coming well over a year ago, but were gaslighted, told we weren’t seeing what we saw with our own eyes, weren’t hearing what we heard with our own ears, that we were conspiracy theorists making it all up, brainwashed by the media/Hillary’s campaign.

Trump is a raging malignant narcissist, and those of us familiar with narcs recognize him and everything he’s doing.  We see his false apologies, his deflections, the way he love-bombs and then devalues and discards, but keep hearing “give him a chance to govern” or “you libtards are hilarious” or “you’re just listening to fake news.”

Now Andrew Anglin (the Daily Stormer guy who apparently has a lot of influence) has declared war.  Anonymous has threatened him and other Nazis with blood vengeance.  Anglin has also been deriding the Nazis’ victim and suggesting they go disturb her funeral.

We can’t depend on our president to lead us because he insists on casting blame on the patriots who were fighting these Nazis (usually considered a good and right thing to do), which further emboldens the Nazis and other white supremacist groups, who see Trump as their glorious Leader.  Meanwhile, Trump has been threatening and stirring up a deranged dictator who has nukes.  He keeps doing things that dictators do to seize power.  But he calls the news “fake,” feeding into the narrative that our Constitutionally provided check on power is not to be trusted when they call him out.

I’ve been studying the Third Reich as research for my novel; I started this project two years ago, having no idea that these histories of 70-80 years ago would begin happening all over again before my eyes.  I’ve been learning how a radical group with small numbers took over a Christian nation.  I told myself it couldn’t happen here, but then Trump proceeded to dismantle our checks and balances, while Congress let him.  There are a few Republican Congressmen standing up to him, but the majority has sold their souls for political gain.

Now the rest of the world is looking on in horror because these things don’t happen here in the USA.  And because if we fall prey to this, Europe is next, with their own rising alt-right.

I want to turn off the TV and the Net and tell myself that it’s not really so bad, that I’m just making too much of it and everything will be better in the morning.  But I turn the TV back on and there it is again, more crap daily.

Will the GOP finally stand up against Trump?  Or will they keep falling all over themselves to suck up to him so they can get their political objectives?

GOP, don’t make the same mistakes as the Junkers and the military generals did when Hitler finagled his way into power. Stand up and stop this.

World to Trump: Stand up against racism, neo-Nazis

“Nazis must be confronted”: World leaders accuse Trump of “glossing over” racist violence

“He went rogue”: President Trump’s staff left stunned

Trump should come to Europe and see what the Nazis did

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On current events….

I haven’t been blogging about politics much lately.  I do, however, often comment or retweet on political matters on my Twitter, https://twitter.com/nyssathehobbit/.  There’s just too much going on, I don’t want to turn my blog into all-politics, and I’m trying to focus my writing efforts on my novel at the moment.  I often work on my book for a few hours a night, and let’s face it, posting on Twitter is much quicker and easier than writing a blog post about everything that happens.  😉

So if you want to know what I think about current events, you can follow me on Twitter.  (Yes, stalkers, that’s you, too, if you behave yourselves.  😉  )  You can also keep up using the Twitter feed I post on my blog here.

I also have an author Twitter, focused on my books and writing:  https://twitter.com/NyssaMcCanmore.  I had been neglecting it, but I’m trying to get it going again.  You can also see the Twitter feed on my writing blog, here.

 

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Reblog: How narcissistic abuse prepared us to fight against what is happening right now. | Lucky Otters Haven

I don’t think there’s any coincidence that the great army of us who discovered that our own brokenness was a result of narcissistic abuse came about a mere ten or twenty years before this conscienceless, sociopathic cabal of self serving narcissists, con artists, criminals, and their flying monkeys (enablers and sycophants) rose to take power over our nation and maybe the world. I truly believe that as painful and unfair as our suffering was, if we were able to recognize it for what it was and escape from it, we are the ones with the right sort of training and emotional resilience to lead the fight against the darkness that is threatening to destroy the world. It’s a kind of holy war, but it has nothing to do with religion. It has to do with good versus evil, and because we got to see firsthand in our own families of origin (or our abusive marriages or other close relationships) how damaging and pernicious this type of evil can be, we have a huge advantage over most of seeing through to the truth of things (and where there is truth, there is goodness and justice).

Source: How narcissistic abuse prepared us to fight against what is happening right now. | Lucky Otters Haven

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Special Counsel: Checks and Balances Working!

“I think it in one sense it is bad news for Trump and it is good news for people who want a robust investigation because Mueller is definitely a straight shooter and he has a good reputation as an FBI director,” said Jens David Ohlin, a Cornell University law professor. “It means that the investigation goes on. It is not going to be stopped and it also means that the Deputy Attorney General doesn’t want to do Trump’s bidding on this.”

The checks and balances of democracy, in other words, hold.

Mueller’s arrival on the scene represents another learning experience for a President determined to wield wide executive power but who has been thwarted by checks built into the nation’s political infrastructure, for example, the courts that blocked his travel ban for people from Muslim nations.

–CNN article, Now it’s up to the special counsel, 5/18/17

Okay, who had six months in the pool?  You just might win.  Or, more importantly, the American people win when the system set up by the Founding Fathers protects us from tyranny.

And, of course, Trump takes to Twitter to proclaim himself the victim.  Yet more narcissistic behavior from this “president” who never should’ve made the nomination, let alone the election.  Does he really think that anybody–other than his core group of supporters–takes him seriously?

He gets dumbed-down intel reports which deliberately use his name to hold his attention.  His aides are afraid he’ll screw up while meeting with Middle Eastern leaders, because he doesn’t understand the intricacies of the politics there.  (Source here.)

Meanwhile, he uses the authoritarian tactic of accusing the press of falsehood, so the people will put their trust in him instead–taking away our constitutional check on presidential power, a free, unencumbered press.  See Historian Timothy Snyder: “It’s pretty much inevitable” that Trump will try to stage a coup and overthrow democracy.  Also below, as Snyder explains that first you lie, then you claim all your opponents/press are lying, then the people don’t know what the truth is, and the game is over:

I’m still not sure if Trump is a buffoon who’s so narcissistic that he stumbles into behaving like an authoritarian leader because he keeps “suffering” narcissistic injuries and lashes out…or if he’s purposely trying to become an evil dictator.

I am up to nearly page 300 of Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, however, and note that Hitler was much smarter than Trump.  Hitler would not have needed dumbed-down intel reports, for example.  He also lived/breathed politics since his youth, and had long-term plans for carrying out his agenda and taking over the country.

I get the impression that Trump was–like many people–saying, “If I were president I would do such-and-such,” you know, armchair presidenting.  And didn’t realize that being President is not at all the same as running a business, or as being a king.  That you don’t suddenly have everybody in the country jumping to do your bidding no matter what, and that it’s not just about knowing top secrets or getting awesome chocolate cakes or the best seat.  That it’s not about giving your family cool positions, nor is your family running the country now like some dynasty.  That if you screw up, somebody could actually die.

Maybe next election, people will stop decrying “career politicians” and recognize that some political experience and knowledge in a president is crucial!

As for Mike Pence taking over–I’m ambivalent about that.  On the one hand, yeah, he could become the next Scott Walker and screw over the country.  But then again, at least he seems to be a grownup.  I don’t think he’d be egging on North Korea into a nuclear war.  I’m impressed by how he treated this autistic kid who got bopped in the nose.  (Apparently now people on FOX are calling this poor kid a “snowflake” for standing up for himself.  Geez, people, he’s 8, and learning how to be assertive despite challenges, not a “snowflake”!  What bullies, picking on an 8-year-old!)

 

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GOP Power Grab

Make no mistake, the voters see what you’re doing.  It should’ve been Merrick Garland in that Supreme Court seat.

The GOP has been slowly and steadily taking control for years now.  Walker has ruined Wisconsin and made it so Democrats no longer get a say, while corruption runs rampant, with compromised judges unwilling to stop it.  Walker drove friends and family apart, drove away teachers, and as for driving, the potholes around here make bike-riding treacherous.

Now they’re doing it nationally.  I hoped that when Walker lost the nomination for President, we would be safe from a President doing to the nation what Walker did to Wisconsin, but no.

The trouble is, for far too long, certain political groups (such as the Tea Party) have been insisting that “compromise” is a bad word, somehow evil.  So instead of working with the other side, the GOP just says “screw you” and pushes whatever it wants, no matter how extreme, and the Democrats can’t stop them.

Sometimes I wish I could move to Germany.

 

 

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