From Pine View Farm

“It Can Happen Here” 3

At The Sacramento Bee, Sasha Abramsky considers Donald Trump’s bogus “national emergency” and sounds a warning. An excerpt:

Trump has taken the country down a road that can only lead to fascism rather than the division of powers embodied in a democratic, constitutional system of governance. And the GOP’s congressional leaders, chief among them the opportunistic Senator McConnell, have signed off on this.

That, I suppose, should not be a surprise. At every step of the way over the past two years of Trump’s authoritarian and sadistic governance, when the GOP has had the chance to stand up to him and do the right thing, it has chosen instead to roll over. It has done exactly the wrong thing – choosing to placate its increasingly fanatical base, no matter the long-term damage to the country’s democratic infrastructure and global reputation.



  1. Ed

    February 21, 2019 at 9:11 am

    Reality Check “First and foremost, Hitler saw the State as the ideal form of social organization; managed by people dedicated to making it finer and stronger. Wrong! He failed totally to get his premise right, i.e., that individual humans each own themselves, and should interact only when and how each wishes to do so – in what we call the “market.” This fundamental error he shares with all who favor the continuing existence of government. Thus, at root, every politician is a Nazi.” From:

  2. Carl Stensel

    February 21, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Ed, if ever there was an example of twisting things in order to cram your pet wacko theories down peoples’ throats, this was it. It’s only 9:30 AM out here in California, but I think you may have won the crazy comment of the day award.

  3. Frank

    February 21, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    So you are an anarchist then?