New Yorker lulz

Does this clown believe his own demagoguery? Choice quotes:

  • It is self-evident in the threats he makes daily to destroy his political enemies, made only worse by the frivolity and transience of the tone of those threats.
  • If Trump came to power, there is a decent chance that the American experiment would be over.
  • … the nature of thin-skinned authoritarians in power. They do not arrive in office and discover, as constitutionalists do, that their capabilities are more limited than they imagined. They arrive, and then make their power as large as they can.

[he then goes full Hitler].

What country has this guy been living in for the past 7 years? He’s now concerned about getting a thin-skinned, authoritarian, constitution-shredding president who talks about punishing his political enemies? Do tell.

What American experiment is Adam Gopnik talking about? The one where the following is said with a straight face

“There were practical issues,” Anemona Hartocollis writes. “When he had his period, he wondered if he should revert to the girls’ bathroom, because there was no place to throw away his used tampons.”

— and anyone who raises an eyebrow is a hateful bigot to be reeducated or worse? Where a business can be fined $250,000 for failing to use made-up pronouns such as “ze” and “zir”? Where any honest talk about immigration is shut down with “shut up, racist” and yes means no means rapist?

The American experiment — if the phrase ever meant anything in the first place — is long over. Obama and Trump are mere symptoms. The actual causes are above my paygrade, but I’d say demolishing the freedom of association was a major milestone in the social breakdown.

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