Friday, June 30, 2017

Were Donald Trump a Patriot, He’d Resign. Right now: Response to the "Morning Joe" Tweets

Here are Donald Trump’s original Tweets aimed at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski:

"I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.. Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

And here’s the Washington Post Op-Ed responding to the Trump-Tweets by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, where among other well-made points, the authors make clear that Trump is lying. 

Through his teeth.

As per usual.

However, while I agree with Mika and Joe that the president "is not well," I think they don't go remotely far enough.

Trump has absolutely no excuse whatever for being "not well."

His behavior is not merely boorish and crude--it is misogynist, and we have copious examples of his view of women as discardables. The claim made by far too many Republicans that "he's new to the job," is beyond absurd. 

The defense-through-silence of his daughter Ivanka is worthy of public condemnation, especially given her claim to speak for working women, to be a feminist.

That is laughable.

As for Trump, you don't get to be new to this job.

Your grotesque behavior isn't about being new to any job. 

This is about an entire worldview that accords privilege, wealth, and authority to a tiny handful of men--just like those of his cabinet, just like those of his family, just like himself.

This worldview structures precisely the "reality" that supports

Domestic violence

Police brutality


White Supremacism


Nonhuman animal abuse

Child molestation

Gun violence

This worldview supports precisely the multinational industries, themselves nearly entirely controlled by white and/or Western(ized) men, poised to make bank:

The hydrocarbon extractive industries

Animal agriculture

Seed piracy

Agricultural colonialism

The multinational banking industry

“Health” insurance companies

Pharmaceutical companies

Weapons manufacture

The gun lobby

The military/industrial complex

The private prison industry

The militarization of cities

The surveillance industry

I am about to become a grandmother for the first time to a grandson. I know that my son and daughter-in-law will raise this child to understand in his bone marrow the equality and essential humanity of women.

I know that they will raise him to see every human being as unquestionably equally deserving of love, affection, tolerance, patience, charity, compassion, honesty, decency, and above all--respect.

But I also know that it's no longer sufficient to simply grouse that Trump's is not typical behavior.

It is.

This isn't complicated.

Trump was elected. President. Of the United States.

He must resign.

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