We collectively as a nation are on the very brink of losing our shit. Or in the midst of serious shit loss. I don’t know. Every new news story brings a fresh new set of panic and dread and I genuinely don’t know how to keep talking about it other than we have to.
What we need is more people calling out abuse of power in the media. Something like this article about Pat Buchanan.
Public discourse in this country doesn’t get any uglier than that.
Yet Buchanan tries. He also warns his followers that the United States is controlled by Jews, especially regarding foreign policy. On slow days, he attacks gays, immigrants, welfare recipients, even Zulus. When cornered, he says he’s misunderstood.
While he has not taught us anything about history, Buchanan has once again told us a great deal about himself. It’s time the United States learned the lesson of who Patrick J. Buchanan really is.
The fact is, he has a deadly serious purpose. Buchanan is rewriting history and spreading fear for one purpose: To gain political power. That makes him a very dangerous man.
YES. THAT. Someone needs to write that about Donald Tr—oh fuck.
Donald J. Trump on the dangers of "rewriting history and spreading fear for one purpose: to gain political power." (November 4, 1999) pic.twitter.com/kSocJcylw0— blake j. harris (@blakejharrisNYC) January 19, 2017
Yep. It’s real. Now, I’m not saying he wrote that. SOMEONE wrote it and Trump has the byline. But at least in name, Trump delivered a message that became HIS message.
Trump is rewriting history and spreading fear for one purpose: To gain political power.
And it worked.