|Their talk, however, was the talk of sordid buccaneers: it was reckless without hardihood, greedy without audacity, and cruel without courage; there was not an atom of foresight or of serious intention in the whole batch of them, and they did not seem aware these things are wanted for the work of the world. To tear treasure out of the bowels of the land was their desire, with no more moral purpose at the back of it than there is in burglars breaking into a safe.|
-- Joseph Conrad. Heart of Darkness. 1899
"Dangerous time when our country is led by those who will lie about anything,|
backed by those who will believe anything,
based on information from media sources that will say anything.
Americans must break out of that bubble and seek truth."
"If candidate Trump and President Putin had made a corrupt bargain which obligated President Trump to destabilize all U.S. security and trade alliances (especially NATO, which has been Russias primary strategic goal for 70 years) and advance the strategic interests of Russia, theres really nothing more remotely realistic he could have done to accomplish that than what he has in fact done."|
Stop asking "Why is Trump doing that?!"
Instead ask "How does this benefit Putin?"
Answering that question makes Trump's behavior look rational.
|Trump's policy of holding children hostage to win Cong'l funding of his Wall is despicable. Giving in to this demand may end today's suffering, but will only lead to worse things in the future. Compromise is the key to legislation, but concession to evil leads only to more evil. -- Ronald Klain|
It's a good thing Hitler did not win WWII. Otherwise we might be ruled today by a temperamental demagogue fueled by hatred and delusions of grandeur, requiring constant praise and adulation lest anyone incur his wrath. Major Kong
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