When Trump does something mind-numbingly idiotic, racist, unconstitutional, and jaw-dropping — check to see what he’s doing that the doesn’t want you paying attention to.
This is hardly an original warning, but it can’t be repeated enough. Today, while we saw tens of thousands of outraged Americans spontaneously protesting at major airports all over the country to make the government allow people into the US when they have a legal right to be be here, Steve Bannon quietly got placed on the National Security Council while the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Director of National Intelligence were in large part removed.
(Should we be worried that the White House is so incompetent that they can’t even get this web page to be live?)
The National Security Arm is the primary conduit of information to the President regarding world activity, intelligence gathered from around the world, and threats to our country. It pulls together leaders of the intelligence community, the State Department, and the military. It’s pretty fucking important.
Steve Bannon is a self-declared Leninist. In his own words from that Daily Beast interview,
“I’m a Leninist. Lenin wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”
A man who wants to “destroy the state,” who wants “to bring everything crashing down,” who wants to “destroy all of today’s establishment,” THAT lunatic has now been put in a position of leadership on the National Security Council.
To anyone who voted for Trump for whatever reason, I would like to hear a rational argument about why this isn’t horrifying. In detail.
I want to know how the GOP, the party that has for decades wrapped itself in the flag, chosen their God as the one and only way to salvation, that has tarred others as unpatriotic when they dared to disagree, I want to know how they can justify or accept this.
Second question for the GOP (are you listening Ryan and McConnell? rhetorical, we know they don’t give a rat’s ass about this country, just their personal power and the lucrative “support” it brings from the megacorps that pull their strings) is this:
Now that Bannon is in a position to destroy the state, which would clearly be an act of high treason and possibly involve millions of casualties, do we wait for him to kill all those people (including us) or can we throw his ass in jail now and avoid the rush?