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- May 16, 2014
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We wrote an entire chapter of our grandchildren's history books last night. It was about the first failure to peacefully transfer power in more than two centuries of our Constitutional republic. The first one where Confederate traitor flags were flown in our Capitol. The first one with a body count.
Yes, I agree! America (like every other country) has its problems, but for many of us foreign watchers, it has been a model of democratic ideals and most certainly it hasn't shown any signs of the creeping fragility of 3rd world countries where a member of the displaced political elite is so easily able to sway his supporters into violent confrontation!!
I really am surprised at this final (I hope) act - did Trump honestly believe that this desperate attempt to cling to power would succeed? Thankfully it appears to be an isolated instance (at least thus far) - but I agree, it really doesn't matter what actual benefits resulted from Trump's reign, "last night's" episode and the Donald's Nero-like fiddle playing while the Capitol Building figuratively burned will be his defining legacy in the history books.
PS: I sense that you are a proud American - but have you considered emigrating? And are you aware that a condition of Australian citizenship is no longer that you must have a criminal conviction?
PPS: And what is it about "Confederates"- wasn't that particular dispute decided way back in the mid 19th century? Do present day Americans really want a return to a separate South and the reinstatement of slavery?