The lesson we should have all learned from Trump is that empires do not allow themselves to be overtaken democratically.— ??Mostly Peaceful Jawbone Enthusiast ?? (@RettCopple) June 20, 2023
Nations do, but empires don't.
Democracy is a weapon used to flood and deconstrict nations with ideas and people hostile to it and is then undermined the…
I have been absent here for the past two weeks.
It was early June which meant it was family vacation time again. We went on a two week road trip out West last summer. We went up to St. Louis to visit my wife’s family this year.
While I was on the road, Donald Trump was indicted by the Justice Department and was arrested in Miami on federal charges. This is the second time that Trump has been arrested this year. I predicted that Trump would be indicted by the Justice Department back in 2021. I expected it would happen shortly after the midterms. It took a few months longer for Alvin Bragg and Jack Smith to make their move, but we are pretty much where I expected we would be, which is in the middle of the Revenge Tour with Trump running against Ron DeSanctimonious while facing federal and state charges.
As someone who has been a radical for over twenty years, I am just bored by the spectacle. These people have been going after Trump like Captain Ahab pursuing Moby Dick for seven years now. The “walls have been closing in” for the entire Trump era. We all knew that it couldn’t have ended any other way. I don’t really feel that strongly about it. I became disillusioned with Trump way back as January 2017.
If I set my feelings about Trump aside though and look objectively at the situation, the incumbent president of the United States is using the Justice Department to take out his likely rival in the next election. It is difficult to exaggerate how radical and unprecedented of a move this is. Even though it feels like nothing is really happening, we much further down the road to the inevitable crisis. It is frustrating to be a radical because we are all in a hurry and history doesn’t happen on our preferred timetable.