Let’s suppose the unthinkable happens: Trump badgers our democratic institutions until they crumble, the 2020 election is mere ritual, nothing checks Trump’s power, and Trump makes himself an autocrat.
The coup was made possible partly because of a complete breakdown in trust between two of Chile’s major political parties. (Yeah, I know about the US involvement)
Political leaders from opposing parties couldn't bear to speak to each others.
Then, in 1978, the opposing parties started talking.
The coalition even managed to negotiate with Pinochet's hardcore right-wing supporters.
Thus, when enough of Pinochet’s critics came together and figured out how to negotiate with each other, Chileans were able to restore democracy.
Let’s not let Putin win.
I thought: Why wait? Why not start eating more veggies, rice and beans now when the work isn't as hard?
How about this as a place to start: Stop underestimating Trump, and stop blaming his victims. (Before you yell at me, let me explain)
He’s also a skilled con artist. He is conning a lot of people.
To quote Yale Prof. Jason Stanley (@jasonintrator) Trump is cynically employing fascist tactics to enrich himself.
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In other words, use the remedy as a preventive measure.
It means forming a coalition with people who I can guarantee will say things you don't like.
What we’re facing are the same forces of darkness faced by Martin Luther King, Jr., Gandhi, Thurgood Marshall, Susan B. Anthony, and others.
It’s the same struggle, against the same enemies: Fear and hate.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”— Martin Luther King, Jr.
When I talked about accepting the members of the GOP who made Trump possible, remember: This is the only way to expand the anti-Trump coalition and reach a goal of 60- 65%.