Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Michael Moore Argues Trump Administration Actions Nothing Short of a Coup D'état

During this past election, Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would win the presidency. Of course, he said that at a time when nobody would have predicted Trump to win, as everyone still had a hard time taking the Republican nominee seriously, and most people assumed that Hillary Clinton would start to really pull away with a big lead, sooner or later. Most people thought that he was just saying that as a warning, to reinforced the message that he could still win, and to make sure that people came out on election day to make sure that Trump would not win.

The only problem is that Moore has lived his entire life in the Midwestern, within the rust belt. That is where Trump essentially won this past election, winning numerous states that had not voted for a Republican presidential candidate in decades, until they voted for Trump in 2016. Until they essentially gave Donald Trump, the ultimate narcissist, the White House, just to help his superpower-level ego. 

Now, we have what we have in Washington, and it's staggering, just how bad everything is getting. Or rather, has gotten.

Indeed, the blitz of action from the Trump White House in just a week and a half has kind of left most people a bit dazed. Frankly, it felt like so much was happening all at once, that it was hard to keep up. My own suspicion is that they are doing this on purpose to test the water and to make people opposed to them feel a bit overwhelmed and depressed. Also, they appear to be constantly pushing the envelope, seeing exactly how much they can get away with. Seeing how much the American people, and the traditional institutions that represent them and maintain checks and balances, they can get past.

Frankly, at this point in time, despite some setbacks on their end, overall they appear to be winning.

Apparently, I am not the only one who seems to have this impression. Here is what Michael Moore said about it recently:

"If you're still trying to convince yourself that a 21st century coup is not underway, please, please snap out of it".

Yes, Michael Moore thinks that all of this amounts to nothing less than a coup d'état! That Trump and his team are working towards consolidating their power, and will likely rig the rules in order to assure that they remain in power for a long, long time to come. One person on Facebook even predicted that we will see a lifting of the two term limit for the president, and I actually do not believe that this is out of the question, either.

And let me conclude this particular blog entry not with my own words, or even with words by Moore, but with author of the article linked below, Andrew Griffin, who himself quotes someone who he felt really captured the essence of what is going on so far with this new president:

The post by Yonatan Zunger claimed that the administration was in the middle of transferring all executive power "to a tight inner circle, eliminating any possible checks from either the Federal bureaucracy, Congress, or the Courts. Departments are being reorganized or purged to effect this". He also wrote that moves like the Muslim ban and the unexpected events that followed are a way of "actively probing the means by which they can seize unchallenged power".

US in the middle of a coup by Donald Trump, Michael Moore warns by Andrew Griffin, January 31, 2017:

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