When?

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I sit here, worried and wondering: when will the sullen moments of a disturbed leader turn into more than toddler tantrums and become psychopathic rage that will bury us all?

It is hard to believe this perpetual farce occurring in America is real and not a particularly implausible and depressing episode of The Twilight Zone.

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47 thoughts on “When?

    1. Thank you, Christoph! I’m the same, I sometimes react with hysterical laughter at the blatant lies and idiocy…but there are times (and today was one of those) when I’m purely scared at how it is all going to turn out. Mainly though, I just can’t believe it, any of it.

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  1. The high drama and outrageousness of a reality TV show is being played out in the nation’s capital. The whole thing seems utterly ridiculous except for the fact that his band of supporters believes every lie, no matter how outrageous (repeating myself… just couldn’t think of a more appropriate term), the baseless claims, the paranoia, the childish self absorption… I can’t believe so many are willing to swallow his poison. I have to limit how much news I watch because I just cannot stomach it, to be honest.

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    1. Ya, that’s a really good analogy, Meg “a reality TV show”. Needless to say I agree with everything you said and I’m the same…I have to be careful how much of this I absorb in one day because it makes me sick…and angry.

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      1. The man has no idea how to govern and I think he thinks he wields more power than the office is meant to give him. The ‘checks and balances’ are going to be tested to their limits during the administration. Ugh…

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      2. I am afraid that 4 years of the buffoon in chief is going to cause decades worth of damage. Oh, and by the way the CIA is monitoring this conversation. 😶 It is hard to be surprised by anything these days.

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  2. I fear that all we liberals will have to be prepared to struggle against tyranny. Here’s two predictions about the Trump presidency.
    1 He will set up a parallel security service, while denigrating the CIA. This organisation will find some figureheads from minorities, and use clandestine torture and threats to relatives to force them to confess to plotting terrorist attacks. These victims of show trials will then, of course, be executed.
    2 When his popularity is riding high in the aftermath of successfully foiling these terrorist plots he will introduce legislation to allow more than two presidential terms…

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    1. With all due respect, Penny, it is my opinion that Liberals are largely responsible for Trump being where he is now. The problem is that nobody listens to people, their issues and concerns…and the liberals whose job it is to do so…just don’t. Hence people turn to someone who speaks their language. If the liberals were willing to discuss immigration and so on instead of sticking with the hated “Political Correctness”, then we wouldn’t be in this mess.
      But as for predictions, wouldn’t surprise me at all. Nothing does at this point.

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  3. I’ve definitely gone from being amused to being terrified. I know a lot of people have already brought up impeachment, but unbelievably having a President who’s mentally ill doesnt meet the criteria for that. Unless there is irrefutable evidence that he personally was involved with Russia and knowingly accepted money from them, we are very much stuck with him for at least the next four years.😕😥

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    1. This hateful man is going to hang on to his presidency by his fingernails if he has to. It’s too late to do anything now, he should never have been elected and before that, he should never have won the nomination. Every single day some new horrifying event unfolds and I just CANNOT believe it is happening. Cannot.

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  4. It must be awful to see from abroad, Nathalie, but it’s horrifying to live through. The damage to people’s lives is already heartbreaking, and it’s only been 6 weeks. It’s going to take a generation to undo the damage, and the worst part is a lot of people aren’t going to survive it.

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    1. I can only imagine it’s far worst being in the thick of it. Tbh, I don’t think I could take it, my brother lives in the States and I’m horrified for him having to deal with this…shocking joke

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  5. From an Englishman’s perspective – if Trump wasn’t such a half wit child unable to control his emotions (therefore highly dangerous) – he is providing entertainment seldom seen in politics. Not a news report goes by without some new gaffe, lie, tantrum, spelling mistake, or invention. He is a running joke of epic proportions. The sad thing is for America (and possibly the rest of the world) he is going to screw up the USA on every level. Financial, social, political, diplomatic, trading… The list is endless. Unfortunately the reasons why he is there – and why the jingoistic, bigoted, racist, homophobic, misogynist right wing is gaining ground across Europe (including the UK) – have to be properly understood by those of us who have ignored them for too long. Or we can look forward to a lifetime of Trumps in the Western world, leading an unforgiving army of the disaffected who feel left behind, impoverished and ignored.

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    1. I agree with every word. I’m French and live in the UK, I have seen how the right wing is gaining popularity in France and over here as well. It is my belief as I’ve told someone else earlier that the reason for that is the fact people can’t identify with the major parties. The Left or liberals have ignored the people’s issues for too long, which is ridiculous as it is their job to address them. I considered myself a Socialist in France and automatically went over to Labour when I moved over here but I no longer identify with those parties. You can be worried about immigration without being racist, I feel tremendously for refugees and want us to welcome as many as we can BUT I don’t want open borders. It is thorny and needs to be debated, properly! Political correctness has killed debate and nobody is allowed to say anything anymore for fear of being branded. It makes people angry, and resentful…hence they turn to the “outsider” who speaks their language and addresses their issues in the crudest and simplest terms but who is at least addressing them (in the case of Trump, a man who can’t even construct a sentence) They do that and end up screwing everyone else in the process. Yes, if he wasn’t so dangerous, he would be entertaining, how could he not be? Just his Twitter account is enough to make me laugh to tears…until I feel like crying in despair.

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      1. Then our agreement is complete. Globalisation, immigration, technology replacing jobs, inequality etc are not matters best served by party politics and celebrity, but must be addressed as human problems that affect us all from different perspectives. Sadly we humans do not have the ability to do that.

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  6. “Sadly we humans do not have the ability to do that.” Yes, we do have the ability. It’s time we got on with establishing a heated, but healthy dialogue. It’s difficult to reach across the divides but we have to do it. People on the “right wing” will surprise liberals: quite a few want Medicare for All, are not racist, and would like to have their kids drink clean water.

    As for political correctness, some of that is simply being respectful, but some of it does tamp down disagreement. We who identify as liberal or mainstream should be sensitive to this kind of silencing, and find ways to allow people to express differences of opinion and belief, and have an open debate. Trump books no debate. He will make every effort to silence his opposition.

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    1. I have read it, I personally believe Trump suffers from Narcissist Personality Disorder and that he is on the extreme side of the scale. It does indeed make him a very dangerous individual

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      1. Thank you for reading it. There are many professionals who also say he has NPD. Whatever the diagnosis, people like him should not have authority over others. I feel like I’m on a tour bus and many of know the driver is on something.

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  7. I live in perpetual fear that we have a president who is becoming increasingly unhinged, untethered, and deranged. Any of the reasons that have been put out for his tweets of the past weekend are equally horrifying. He is a finger tap away from endangering all of our lives.

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  8. Frankly I am scared to death of this man and what he will do to people on the fringes, many of whom voted for him. He is a cult leader of sorts and the things he is saying is coming from a place of paranoia and fear which can motivate people to do bad things.

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  9. It is absolutely frightening. People here who support him will have their excuses, and that scares me even more. How can any capable woman align herself with such an asshole who professes his blatant disregard of women, minorities, etc. It’s insane. I seriously worry what happens when he creates any more of clusterfuck than he has already.

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