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Monday, February 06, 2017

Dire warnings continue to create uncertainty & Trump chaos

"....ditch his bomb throwing and change course..."- By VTGenie

Unfortunately, Donald Trump continues to project blame for his political and exeucitve incompetence on others. Nevertheless, facts are evident,  his dangerous whining are smokescreens for his own inadequencies. His executive ordres are  causing the world to loose patience with his bombastic rhetoric. Obviously, Donald Trump has no idea what he is doing because, otherwise, one would hope his realization would stop him from upsetting everybody. But, now dire warnings are being issued.

The Economist editors take aim at Trump and issue dire warnings for America and the world 
There is no mincing words: this is a radical cover for a magazine that is not exactly known for its radicalism.

WASHINGTON- DC: A city in the grip of a revolution. 
The Economist cover, Feb. 4, 2017
The bleak cadence of January 2017's inauguration was still in the air when Donald Trump lobbed the first Molotov cocktail of policies and executive orders against the capital’s brilliant-white porticos. He has not stopped. Quitting the Trans-Pacific Partnership, demanding a renegotiation of NAFTA and a wall with Mexico, overhauling immigration, warming to Brexit-bound Britain and Russia, cooling to the European Union, defending torture, attacking the press: onward he and his people charged, leaving the wreckage of received opinion smouldering in their wake.

They also astutely describe the transition of Trump the candidate to Trump the Pr*sident, particularly his use of outrage to both inflame and inspire his supporters.

His grenade-chuckers-in-chief, Stephen Bannon and Stephen Miller, have now carried that logic into government... Every time demonstrators and the media rail against Mr Trump, it is proof that he must be doing something right. (Breitbart_barfcart news in the White House!).

If the outpourings of the West Wing are chaotic, it only goes to show that Mr Trump is a man of action (alternative facts) just as he promised. The secrecy and confusion of the immigration ban are a sign not of failure, but of how his people shun the self-serving experts who habitually subvert the popular will.

Trump’s politics of conflict extends, of course, to foreign policy, and that is where they see serious problems looming.

Americans who reject Mr Trump will, naturally, fear most for what he could do (is already doing) to their (our!) own country. They are (yes, we are!) right to worry ..., but they gain some protection from their institutions and the law. In the world at large, however, checks on Mr Trump are few. The consequences could be grave.

Without active American support and participation, the machinery of global co-operation could well fail.
Because habits of co-operation that were decades in the making cannot easily be put back together again, the harm would be lasting. In the spiral of distrust and recrimination, countries that are dissatisfied with the world will be tempted to change it—if necessary by force.

A web of bilateralism and a jerry-rigged regionalism are palpably worse for America than the world Mr Trump inherited. It is not too late for him to conclude how much worse, to ditch his bomb-throwers and switch course. The world should hope for that outcome. But it must prepare for trouble.

Okay American press. Now it's your turn. (Well, don't count on itIn a competitive world where the American news media are ratings hungry, it's not likely the people will have access to objective news. Unfortunately, we'll more than likely rely on The Economnist and BBCNews for objective accuracy and dire warnings. Thank you very much.) Until American Trump cult followers wake up to the danger, we will continue to live in uncertainty.  As an American, I have a dire sense of deja-vu, like we're living in 1930s Germany.  #Mayday!

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