This is serious. Trump is being permitted to do whatever the hell he wants to do. If Americans take our democracy for granted, by not protecting it, if we allow ourselves to be lulled into apathy, by Trump’s relentless Presidential lawlessness, if we do not hold Trump accountable, American democracy is over. If Trump’s actions are not impeachable, then what is? Once again, Putin is pleased.
Republicans allowed their fear of Trump, to overtake our free democracy. Trump secured the merger of the GOP and GRU. The Republican Party, is over. It is now, the Party of Trump. The GOP has been re-branded, with Trump as its tyrannical trademark.
Apathy be damned, America becoming an autocracy, is close at hand.
Believe the autocrat.
Rule # 2
Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule # 3
Institutions will not save you.
Rule # 4
Rule # 5
Don’t make compromises.
Rule # 6
Remember the future.
Masha Gessen, The New York Review of Books, November 10, 2016