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@ianbremmer 1/ I wonder if those who have so long longed to limit government... Make it so small that it could be drowned in a bathtub... A dystopic goal for 30yrs or more...
Is it possible that besides all the other nonsense that Trump has done..the tax cuts, 1/
@ianbremmer 2/ the diminishing of America in the world... and all that implies. Being governed by little more than the thinking that can be stuffed in a tweet. An asinine quixotic solution that is being used to destroy the institutions that are the infrastructure of society...
@ianbremmer 3/ Will it be Trumps final 'gift' to so dismantle the system so that we will see just what that world looks like? And those whose shallow thinking that conflates actual & serious problems w government w the essential functions of government & now revels in its (temporary?) demise
@ianbremmer 4/ Will they finally realize they have been fighting the wrong problem all along when the impact of their "Tea Party" dreams impacts them? Like Iowa farmers who cant sell soy beans to China any more. Now will they understand there is a distinction to be made in their quest?
@ianbremmer 5/ Maybe this is the last fire trump has been called upon to set. It is said Trump is symptom more than cause. That such a venal and incompentent man could be elected at all says far more about America than him. He was & remains a known quantity. We must not lose sight of how we
@ianbremmer 6/ have got here. And now that we are here, we are commanded to drink this bitter cup to the lees. It is a human fact that we often cannot act until consequences are experienced personally. The TeaParty types, now McConnell types, have been banging on about their cherished
@ianbremmer 7/ hopes for dismantling the pillars of our society for a long time. It appears that they are getting their wish. AT the moment it is being played out in parts...A little here and there. A "trailer" to the movie that we will all be in if we do not take the warning. Lets see.
@ianbremmer 8/ Clearly the world of little to no government, as pilloried in this cartoon, is one of a different set of problems. The question is which set of problems can be worked on. I suspect if we dismantle the system we will find government corruption was the least of our problems.
@ianbremmer 9/ Problem is. Once the baby is drowned in the bathtub... that dear and fond wish of those right wingers...all you have left is a dead baby, and no values or principles from which to organize a society other than what Machiavelli has in store.
@ianbremmer 10/ The syndrome is settling in across the world. Democracy/liberty is a system that functions by consent and by a common belief in common "Self Evident" Truths. To abandon these is to join the global flow towards authoritarian governments.
Dystopia indeed. Try drowning that.
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