It’s irresponsible at this point to dismiss Trump. Things could get all out-of-whack before this is over.
This comment was by Gene O on the post Let’s Make America Riot Again (Before the Purge)
I had to come over here and comment on this one. I’ve written about Trump a bit myself. I think:
1. The Riot thing is absolutely a threat.
2. He probably didn’t start out wanting to be President (he’s run just for the attention before), but he’s too far in now to do anything but keep on with what he’s doing. He loses more by pulling out and revealing the whole thing as a joke than he does by actually playing for the win. So we have to take him seriously and assume he means what he says and is playing for keeps. It’s irresponsible at this point to dismiss him and hope he drops out for personal reasons. Because he is ahead.
3. The party itself is unable to fend him off. That’s a sign of institutional failure. Given that we have a two-party system and one half of it is failing, we should be worried. Things could get all out-of-whack before this was over.
Far as what happened in Chicago, of course it was going to happen. I’d been calling that one for weeks. And if you think about the history and character of Chicago, makes perfect sense it happened there. Racist demagogue who incites his followers to abuse dissenters schedules a huge rally in one of the two or three most pugilistic cities in North America, which has a long history of racial tension and defends the freedom expression of the common worker to the last man when necessary? Of course what happened in Chicago was going to happen. I’d not be surprised to discover that whole thing was set up just to start a fight, and Trump never actually had that rally on his itinerary.
And now we have protesters out west vowing to disrupt every Trump rally in Arizona between now and Tuesday, and people have been teargassed in New York over this too.
Make no mistake. This is serious.
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