Yes, it is immoral, as Laura Bush says. However, we have amoral people setting public policy and these amoral people have, as predators do, targeted the weak and unsusoecting for segregation and exploitation for decades. Because, segregation is not an end in itself. The object of segregation is to select a target for exclusion without personal consequence. Because that is how human predators get high. They do not consume their prey. No, they set them up to be consumed by bacteria, viruses, deep water and drought and then they gloat becaUse they have survived. Who are these super predators who have bloodless destruction all figured out? Start with Mitch McConnell and Jeff Sessions and go from there.
Why did the Russians think Trumpists would cotton to adoption as a topic to cover collusion? Why is the capture and warehousing of children at the southern borders turning into a defining issue of the Trump administration? ‘Tis not an anomaly.
I have not been posting many diaries to Dailykos in part because the readership has turned increasingly petty and gossip-prone. However, I think it is time to start comparing what was promised and what was produced by the Dude in the White House.
Two things here are, I think, particularly noteworthy. First is his admission that during the transition period he had already been trying to make “deals” with foreign entities. Since Nixon and Reagan got away with it in the run-up to their elections, this may be a fundamental Republican flaw, the failure to be cognizant that there is a time and place for everything and civilians meddling in foreign affairs is not in the cards.
The second thing is the Dude’s apparent misunderstanding of the injunction against having conflicting interests. He seems to have registered a prohibition as inapplicable because of the dispensation of the position he had won. No wonder he now hears “impeachment” as a “terrible, dirty word.”
From the Mueller Report:
“In late July 2016, soon after WikiLeaks’s first release of stolen documents, a foreign government contacted the FBI about a May 2016 encounter with Trump Campaign foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos. Papadopoulos had suggested to a representative of that foreign government that the Trump Campaign had received indications from the Russian government that it could assist the Campaign through the anonymous release of information damaging to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. That information prompted the FBI on July 31, 2016, to open an investigation into whether individuals associated with the Trump Campaign were coordinating with the Russian government in its interference activities.”
What kinds of public servants start off a public meeting with an assertion that everyone is to be heard and then instructs that “OTHERS” are to speak and a lack of “courtesy” will result in eviction?
ANSWER: Public servants who are unsure of themselves, do not value their employers and need to climb down off their high horses.