Sunday, August 06, 2017

The world (for now) continues to spin

Sorry I haven't had much time to post lately. Lots going on in my life at the moment. And I feel bad that so many of my posts are reactions to the tire fire in the White House rather than something more uplifting. But it's important that we document everything that's going on for history.

I don't have any outsized ideas about having any influence or reach. But if everyone, from news agencies down to average bloggers is speaking out, it reinforces the actual history we're living, instead of the fake BS the Republicans are trying to establish.

For your nightly outrage, here's something.
Six months into the Trump era, foreign-policy officials from eight past Administrations told me they are aghast that the President is still so witless about the world. “He seems as clueless today as he was on January 20th,” Boot, who is now a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, said. Trump’s painful public gaffes, they warn, indicate that he’s not reading, retaining, or listening to his Presidential briefings. And the newbie excuse no longer flies.
“Trump has an appalling ignorance of the current world, of history, of previous American engagement, of what former Presidents thought and did,” Geoffrey Kemp, who worked at the Pentagon during the Ford Administration and at the National Security Council during the Reagan Administration, reflected. “He has an almost studious rejection of the type of in-depth knowledge that virtually all of his predecessors eventually gained or had views on.”  Link
Yeah, and sadly the same applies to most of his supporters.

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