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PostTrump's Acquittal: A Depravity (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 02/14/21 2:06 pm)
I completely agree with John Eipper's post on the Trump acquittal.
It is totally disgusting how our American political players' depravity has grown. In the past most politicians from both parties pretended they cared about representing their constituents while effectively representing special interests; but stopped short (mostly) of supporting criminal behavior from their leaders. Trumpism has motivated close to half of both Houses of Congress to implicitly openly state, "yes, Trump is a criminal but I vote for him anyway otherwise I might lose my position in government and my ability to represent the Plutocrats who give me money."
Again, as wise men said before, a people have the government that they deserve. Almost half of the American people voted for Trump even though he obviously is a criminal, a psychopath incapable of respect for anything (the Constitution, law and order, national heroes, scientific knowledge, etc.), including himself. They are fervently willing to support him because he promised their group opinion leaders to deliver on simple things like no abortions; building a useless border wall; white supremacy; destroying the Iranians, the Chinese, and globalism; giving free rein to corporations destroying the environment, etc. Meanwhile nothing important has been accomplished for the last 4 years except Trump and his family made a lot of money. That is all he wants.
JE comments: "Trump is a criminal but I vote for him anyway, otherwise I might lose my position in government and my ability to represent the Plutocrats who give me money." It would be refreshing to hear that. But it's not only about money, Tor. There's power, too.