I don’t particularly care for using my blog as simply a “resource center,” but sometimes I come across articles that I feel need to be shared. I could, perhaps, share them on Facebook except that I have friends and relatives that are adamantly opposed to my political views (and I to theirs), and I prefer not to “stir the pot.”
So, having explained my motives, here is another article that I think deserves a read. It’s from the New Yorker.
One of the more pertinent statements made at the beginning of the article:
“Trump campaigned as an outsider who would overthrow a hopelessly corrupt Washington establishment. Now we learn that many members of that very establishment will play key roles in a Trump Administration.”
IMO, one of the scariest appointments is Stephen Bannon, who has been identified as being a supporter of white nationalism, white supremacism, anti-feminism, homophobia, as well as several other similar ideologies. But Bannon isn’t the only one that leaves a really bad taste in my mouth. I think you’ll see what I mean when you read the article.
A somewhat unrelated point of information in the article is the mention that Trump may dispense with the “antiquated notion” that the President should spend nearly all his time living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. If he has his way, our illustrious leader would spend his weekends at Trump Towers, or one of his golf courses, or his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach. As the article notes, the question then becomes … what happens if, during one of these weekends while Trump is away, the Russians march into Ukraine, or the Chinese occupy a disputed island in the South China Sea?
Yes indeedy. Our new President-Elect is most definitely a horse of a different color (or perhaps better described as a certain part of the horse’s anatomy).