When Julius Caesar was 25, he was temporarily kidnapped by Cilician pirates [brit] who mocked him for his aristocratic airs and youth.
Trump is infuriating. Not only is he dishonest, crude, criminal, stupid and inarticulate – he’s unforgivably ignorant.
I did not realize there is an “international emoji day” ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Authoritarians are not used to having to justify their actions; usually they’ll just follow the shortest path between “what I want” and how to make it happen. So, like most human beings who think I’ve been simultaneously baffled and horrified by Trump’s imbecilic attempts to trigger an “obamagate” scandal.
I’m not qualified to go into any kind of in-depth analysis about Modi and hindutva, and the attempt to erase islamic culture from Indian history. But…
Trump’s committing crimes against humanity on twitter, which – naturally – allows it. For any who have forgotten, threatening to use military force is the crime of War of Aggression.
I’m trying to assemble a mental time-line of who knew what, when, and what they said. The big picture makes no sense.
… If I may, some opinions regarding impeachment and process.
These seem like a great way to keep score.
One of the essential tools of political philosophy, I believe, is the technique of modeling how someone else would react if you traded positions with them. I.e.: imagine you do to me what I was about to do to you.