Trump is a Threat to the Constitution

Mish

Silence finally Breaks. Enough high-ranking people have finally had enough of Trump and they are all piling on at once.

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis denounced President Trump as a Threat to the Constitution.

“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” Mattis writes. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind. 

We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers. The protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values—our values as people and our values as a nation.” He goes on, “We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.

Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pretend to try. Instead, he tries to divide us,” Mattis writes. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort. We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership. We can unite without him, drawing on the strengths inherent in our civil society. This will not be easy, as the past few days have shown, but we owe it to our fellow citizens; to past generations that bled to defend our promise; and to our children.”

Which Way is Up?

Amazingly Bad Move

Trump has no idea which way is up. He only knows how to do one thing well: praise himself for his brilliance. 

I voted for Trump but long ago had enough. And having enough of Trump does not mean liking Biden.

Piling On

I am happy to see Mattis pile on. He is in good company of James N. Miller and Mike Mullen.

James N. Miller Accuses Trump of Crossing the Line

Defense Science Board Member and former under secretary of defense, James N. Miller, resigned today. 

In his resignation letter, Miller said to the current Secretary of Defense,  Mark Esper: "Law-abiding protesters just outside the White House were dispersed using tear gas and rubber bullets — not for the sake of safety, but to clear a path for a presidential photo op. You then accompanied President Trump in walking from the White House to St. John’s Episcopal Church for that photo. "

Miller also accused Esper of violating his oath of office. He also accused Trump and Esper of crossing a line.

"I must now ask: If last night’s blatant violations do not cross the line for you, what will?" asked Miller.

I Cannot Remain Silent

Mike Mullen , Seventeenth chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says I Cannot Remain Silent.

I remain confident in the professionalism of our men and women in uniform. They will serve with skill and with compassion. They will obey lawful orders.

I am less confident in the soundness of the orders they will be given by this commander in chief, and I am not convinced that the conditions on our streets, as bad as they are, have risen to the level that justifies a heavy reliance on military troops. Certainly, we have not crossed the threshold that would make it appropriate to invoke the provisions of the Insurrection Act.

Furthermore, I am deeply worried that as they execute their orders, the members of our military will be co-opted for political purposes.This is not the time for stunts. This is the time for leadership.

Something Changed for the Better: Trump's Bubble Just Shattered

Early this morning I penned Something Changed for the Better: Trump's Bubble Just Shattered.

Senators Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton were the only two senators I could find who supported Trump on his bible stunt. 

Now that Mattis has chimed in let's see if they attempt to walk it back or remain stuck like Trump, never willing to apologize for anything.  

If you still defend Trump, then please look into a mirror and see who the problem is, in addition to Trump.

I do not look forward to saying "President Biden". But I do look forward to saying good riddance to Trump.

Even military leaders have had enough.

Only Five More Months!

Mish

Comments (178)
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tokidoki
tokidoki

Trump is now super dangerous. He is cornered and he knows it, expect more "winning" from him.

Fl0yd
Fl0yd

Trump isn't a threat more than he was half a year ago.

People are piling on as they sense his imminent failure and try to jump off a sinking ship and onto the winning side. Where were day half a year ago?

The infamous Photo Op is pathetic regardless the reported circumstances (true, half-true, or totally off).

Handling of the epidemic is a challenge. Lock-down - be damned, open-up - damned as well. BUT, the the Federal and State governments had a two months notice and demonstration from Wuhan, which they ALL failed to use! ALL the serving officials and senior bureaucrats should be fired for lack of preparedness and belated response.

In Mish support, his posts weren't too enamored with Trump from the get-go. Yet, imo, Mish' tone changed with the months.

PecuniaNonOlet
PecuniaNonOlet

History always repeats....

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemöller

Trump demonized immigrants and I did not speak up.
Trump separated kids from parents and put them in cages and I did not speak up.
Trump withdrew from Paris accords and I did not speak up.
Trump called Charlotsville nazis “good people” and I did not speak up.
Trump saber rattled with Iran and Syria and I did not speak up.
Trump ignored the pandemic warnings and 100,000 people died and I did not speak up.
Trump shot peaceful protesters so he could take a photo and only a few spoke out.

Where are you in the spectrum? Want to guess where this ends?

Mr. Purple
Mr. Purple

I am going to continue to beat the drum and sound the alarm.

The Trump Cult is 40 million strong. The cultists follow the man, not the Republican Party.

Whether or not Trump is in office, those 40 million cultists belong to him. There are very few Republicans anymore. Not enough for a viable party if Trump is out of office.

It no longer matters if Trump wins in 2020. He will control American politics because he personally controls 40 million voters who will do whatever he tells them to do.

This could lead to a 3rd party -- the Trump Party. Bye bye Republican Party.

For as long as Trump draws breath, he will control those 40 million robot cultists.

CautiousObserver
CautiousObserver

"If you still defend Trump, then please look into a mirror and see who the problem is, in addition to Trump."

@Mish , speaking of not trying to unite the American people, how about a little more discourse on what positive attributes Biden would bring to the table other than he is not Trump? You are no doubt aware there is such a thing as out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Meanwhile, the NYT has an editorial piece out today that states, "The widely accepted narrative that Mr. Mattis was the adult in the room...came to annoy the president." I have heard that phrase before. It was in the anonymous opinion piece printed by the New York Times on Sept, 5, 2018: "It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room...And we are trying to do what's right even when Donald Trump won't." Did the NYT just out Mattis as the author of that anonymous letter? One wonders...

Tim E
Tim E

Here I am in City of Racine where BLM.......

RACINE — While protesters chanted about a mile away at the courthouse Tuesday evening, across town at North Beach an unrelated act of violence left five people shot.

Three of the five who were shot were teens under 18, according to Racine Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Chad Melby. The adult victims were 18 and 20 years old.

One man, who was on Michigan Boulevard at the time of the shooting, but declined to give his name, said he saw a group in the parking lot near North Beach.

A dispute occurred in the parking lot and multiple people started jumping on top of a truck. The truck then sped off and smashed into a Jeep. At some point, someone started randomly spraying bullets at people.

A woman who was near the beach at the time said the incident began with an argument between two people that she estimated to be in their early 20s. She said there was a crowd around them, encouraging the confrontation.

“The kid just pulled out his gun and just starts airing it out,” the witness said.

One person who was shot fell near her and she put pressure on his wound, she said.

The witness also said she saw a girl who was walking from the beach get shot in the arm.

Would you like to guess the color of the perps, victims and witnesses. I have a video which would show you that - but I won't so that the Race Card isn't played.

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

The Trumpster is headed for the dumpster. Goodbye and good riddance. Let’s hope a number of his GOP cronies join him. They sure have a lot to answer for.

Tengen
Tengen

Most supporters won't back away from Trump even though he's an obvious fraud because there are no good options. They can point to Biden as a senile fool and they're right.

There was a window of honesty in 2016 where Trump fans admitted that he was their last best chance as an outsider. They acknowledged that if he was a failure, it would likely be the end of the republic.

Fast forward three years and they can't let go of him despite an abysmal record. His promises fell by the wayside and he turned out to be even more fiscally irresponsible and profligate than his predecessors.

Most politicians bow to Wall St and screw the country because they're instructed to do so, but this guy did it WILLINGLY. For that, he deserves our scorn and derision. He's no better than the puppets he ran against!

silverdog148
silverdog148

Once again it's that bible picture that did him in, out of all the dum things he has done, it's at that point that most sensible people regardless of political affiliation realized there is nothing but a hollow narcissist shell of a person.

I actually pity him and those around him, he has always been a pariah and an outsider in most circles, most people only want to deal transactionally with him for his money, no real love or human connection is possible, a doomed soul incapable of loving anything because he never received true love.

Only such a person would think that the bible stunt would actually work, if it worked for you and you actually believe that in any way was a sensible act you need to take a long look in the mirror at yourself and be honest with yourself about whom you really are.

Realist
Realist

While Trump may lose the November election, his effect will be long lasting. Electing a president who spent 4 years deliberately dividing a country with the politics of hate is not something the US will quickly recover from.

Not only that but he also spent a lot of time pissing off every single US ally; thus alienating and isolating the US. I’m not even sure that most Americans even realize how much the rest of the world currently despises Trump, and unfortunately, the US by association.

The only people he ever spoke glowingly about were himself, and his good friends Xi, Putin, and Bolsanaro (how telling is that?).

And as Mr Purple poignantly points out, his politics of hate will not end after he leaves the White House. In fact he will take it to the next level, spending his remaining years screaming about how the election was stolen from him and how he is going to get back at all his enemies (his ability to hold a grudge forever is famous).

Sadly, as purple points out, he will have a large audience of about 40 million supporters who will lap up his every tweet and continue his divisive ways. And if Fox News stops supporting him, he will set up his own network or work with OANN, an ultra-right wing cable network to get his message of hate out to the faithful.

Losing the election will not be the end of this.

Anda
Anda

Probably not wise of Mattis or Mullen to politicise the military. They can speak of own conscience regarding their oath of allegiance, but to insinuate to serving members that they are not following constitutional definition, that they are being politically manipulated, involves quite a heavy accusation, no matter how subtly it is spoken.

CautiousObserver
CautiousObserver

President Trump should absolutely avoid deploying US military within US boarders unless the governors and mayors are willing to go to the mat for him on the decision. He might have benefited from such a decision if he had first stood up and said "The Federal Government stands ready to support the governors of this great nation in any way it can to defend and protect our law abiding people." Then he could have waited for someone to call and deployed the military only if the local officials insisted that it had to be done.

But nooooo, he had to say that some of the governors are "weak" and that they should "dominate." What on earth? Besides once again bringing attention to himself in a way that is unhelpful, he actively is kicking people out of his tent instead of turning them into supporters.

Drudge has a link claiming that President Trump denies he went to the White House bunker for protection earlier this week and that he was only there for "an inspection." WTF? Why is it not okay to say "The secret service asked that I go to the bunker temporarily and I complied with their request." Is President Trump's ego so fragile that he cannot say that? It is difficult to believe.

The President must be less confrontational and more consoling in his public relations regarding the riots or his re-election chances are definitely toast. It might be too late already.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

Trump is approaching the tipping point this summer. I suspect he has one more move in him and that may either get him removed from office or force him to step down before the November election. The GOP is looking at alternatives for November already. The last thing they want is to lose 10 seats in the Senate and hand both houses of congress to the Democrats along with the White House. That is where things are headed right now. If that happens, expect charges to be filed the first day of session in 2021 against Trump and Trump to flee to Russia to live in exile.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

I didn't expect this until 2024 but Trump has accelerated the timeline for Texas being a tossup state. The Republican party can forget about ever winning the White House once Texas turns purple.

Biden and Trump Virtually Tied in Texas Poll
The Lone Star State has been a reliable Republican stronghold but that could be changing.
By Susan Milligan, Senior Politics Writer June 3, 2020, at 4:50 p.m.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP is at risk of losing the Republican Party's most essential prize this November, polling neck-and-neck with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Texas, according to a survey released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University.

The president has the support of 44% of registered voters in the Lone Star State, according to the poll, with Biden getting the backing of 43% of voters. Trump leads among Republicans, men, whites and people 50 and older, the study found.

Biden, meanwhile, is favored among Democrats, independents, women, African Americans, Hispanics and people 18-49. That coalition is likely to be a winning one in future elections, as the nation moves toward majority-minority status, say experts who study the "rising American electorate" of younger and minority voters.

This year, those dynamics make for a close race in a state that has long been a GOP stronghold. Texas has 38 Electoral College votes to offer, making it the second biggest potential haul after California, which has 55 Electoral votes. Since California, New York and Illinois are now reliably Democratic in presidential elections, it would be virtually impossible for a Republican candidate to win the White House without taking Texas.

"Too tight to tell in Texas. As the country confronts chaos and COVID-19, perhaps one of the most important states of all is a toss-up," Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy said in a statement.Texas is still considered an uphill battle for a Democrat; while urbanization and increasing power by Latino voters has resulted in Democratic pickups in U.S. House and local races, the state is still considered conservative. All nine statewide elected offices are now held by Republicans.

But polling shows that Trump is on shaky ground in a state that should be assuredly in the Republican column. A Dallas Morning News poll in April had the two men tied; other polls give Trump a lead over Biden in the low single digits.

That means that even if Texas is still a bit out of reach for Democrats, Republicans can't just take it for granted anymore, and will likely need to spend money advertising and campaigning there.

Trump took Texas in 2016 by 9 percentage points – a smaller margin than his win in once-Democratic Iowa. And former Rep. Beto O'Rourke came within just a few percentage points of ousting GOP Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018.

The Quinnipiac poll found that half of Texas voters have an unfavorable view of Trump, with 42% approving of him. Biden's favorability rating is 38%, with 45% disapproving. Another 14% say they don't have enough information about Biden to make a judgment, suggesting the Democrat has an opportunity to expand his support there.

sangell
sangell

Mattis is another DC swamp monster upset he can't find a job as a lobbyist because Trump doesn't take advice from the bought and paid for Congress or K street scum.

Today a real threat to the Constitution appeared in the Senate. The repulsive dual faces of Mr. Rod Rosenstein. After leading a coup attempt against Trump he sat there dissembling and groveling before the Senate Judiciary Committee trying to save his pencil neck by repudiating everything he did in the prior 3 years.

silverdog148
silverdog148

You have to wonder if some of these Trump supporter accts are some type of bots, it's always the same line, if they are real people then that's pretty sad.

I honestly think the end game for the power brokers on the right is to provoke Trump to do something and in the aftermath he will have to resign for and then have Pence run. Not that they have to try very hard.....

Sechel
Sechel

I have to call out several disingenuous points I keep reading .

There are no good alternatives? Really did you vote in the primaries? There were a dozen Democrats running in the primary and about the same among the Republicans in 2016 plus a few in 2020. The time to pick a President starts in the primary. It also scares me when people say there are no good candidates and fail to provide examples of who they would like to see run. My suspicion is the rest of us would find fault with that list. It's crap.

Each time that someone respected steps forward to criticize Trump he or she is instantly transformed into either a Trump hater, a Democrat, a Globalist etc. This is just your way of rationalizing not listening. Ask your self who you would listen to if he or she came out against Trump.

The I don't like Trump but I can't vote for the other guy so I'll still vote for Trump. Really? So what would Trump need to do to change your mind? What action would he have to take for you to say enough is enough? Kill someone on fifth avenue as Trump himself would quote.

I go back to that German who said, Yea I don't much like Hitler but he's good on the economy and immigration so he's got my vote.

rant101
rant101

Thomas Jefferson once said,"Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism".To those protesting,full speed ahead.To those looting,do so at you own peril.

Sechel
Sechel

Trump's losing command. The military has lost faith in his leadership witness Esper and Mattis. No they won't refuse to follow lawful orders, no good soldier would, but its now out there that opposing Trump is a sign of patriotism and its now out there that soldiers and leadership must not follow unlawful acts. I imagine this scene is playing out in the white house.

njbr
njbr

George Will...

The lesson of Donald Trump's life is: There is no such thing as rock bottom. So, assume that the worst is yet to come....

When American conservatism becomes un-American....

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

He has already driven 6 of his owned businesses into bankruptcy. Looks like he trying to drive the US into a moral bankruptcy. He has lied, cheated and insulted with impunity. The one question I have for all you Trump supporters is the following: “Would you be happy if your daughter married a man with a similar character and demeanor as our president”? I am willing to bet you would be appalled if not devastated.

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

Hit reply too soon. He is also not very bright despite his claims otherwise. He is so worried about being found out he sued to have the publication of his college transcripts blocked.

wmjack
wmjack

How can any thinking person equate getting rid of TRump equal to installing a BIDEN and his GANG of Demoncrats. The Democrat deep state and their media mouth subverted the election of a President. TREASON wake up. I fully expect criminal charges against some of these perps this summer.

RLJ
RLJ

Trump is not part of the political crony welfare state, he is a threat to them and their ability to get rich of the backs of taxpayers. Now that Barr and Durham seem serious in their search for who was involved in the Obama/Brennan led coup attempt there is panic among the political elites. I don't give a rat's ass if Trump is bombastic, he works fro the country and not himself. Mish seems to have joined the political class in this battle so I have to wonder what his payoff will be?

Blurtman
Blurtman

Each of these individual objectors has, alas, only one vote. And waiting in the wings is a dismal alternative, unless you are for more unnecessary wars, divisive identity politics, no prosecutions for financial fraud, bailouts for Wall Street but not Main Street, bonuses to executives who have bankrupted their own company, kow-towing to China, job outsourcing and the resulting opioid epidemic, Burisma style corruption, etc. Cornell West is correct in observing that our system is incapable of reforming itself.

BaronAsh
BaronAsh

So the country has a deal on the table:
"If you continue to support Trump, we will set the mobs on your towns, businesses, homes and basically ruin the entire country.
On the other hand, if you let us be in charge again, we will restore peace and to ensure this will establish a super-slick surveillance state as part of a new world order that eliminates all war and disease.
Take your pick."

So people can fight for their Representative Republic, or they can surrender. The goodwill needed between all sides for the Republic to function has been abandoned. So it's mob rule or the elites, they will not let the country be run as a straightforward, representative republic any more.

If you think Biden would be President, or that the US Presidency would be all that relevant any more, Mish, well there's this burning bridge in Brooklyn....

In any case: welcome to the new way of conducting an election. Hillary was prescient except she was talking about herself when she challenged Donald to accept the results of the election. Her side hasn't, and now we are about to use violence to achieve political ends because otherwise they cannot get their way.

Bravo!

RonJ
RonJ

"@robbystarbuck

Ted Cruz is on 🔥🔥🔥 fully attacking Obamagate, Rosenstein and the corrupt attempt to stage a coup against @realDonaldTrump."

There is your threat to the Constitution.

RonJ
RonJ

“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” Mattis writes. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. "

Not one banker was criminally prosecuted for their financial crimes during the housing bubble. Hillary Clinton was not criminally prosecuted despite ample evidence of her reckless disregard for classified material on her private server.
The FBI broke their own protocol in order to protect her from prosecution.

Judge Sullivan refuses to drop a case against Flynn when the DOJ has dropped the charges due new evidence showing the corrupt manner in which he was prosecuted. Sullivan is violating his judicial office. He is not a prosecutor.

Mattis has publicly turned a blind eye to all of it.

But now he is angry and appalled and calling Trump a threat to the Constitution.
If Flynn wants to site a threat to the Constitution, he need look no further than the
appearance of Rod Rosenstein before the Senate. Corrupt FISA warrant applications in order to attack a presidential candidate and later president of the U.S., Donald Trump.

General Mattis should well know that a coup is not supported by the Constitution.

Sechel
Sechel

what? bankers constitution? this is bonkers

RonJ
RonJ

In his resignation letter, Miller said to the current Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper: "Law-abiding protesters just outside the White House were dispersed using tear gas and rubber bullets — not for the sake of safety, but to clear a path for a presidential photo op."

Does the truth not matter to you Mish?

RonJ
RonJ

No, the Bible wasn't upside down, Mish. I can clearly read the words Holy Bible on the spine and the red page reminder is clearly attached to the top of the book, and hanging from the bottom.

Sechel
Sechel

and now General Allan

First, Donald Trump expressed only the barest of condolences at the murder of George Floyd, but he also said nothing about the fundamental and underlying reasons for the unrest: systemic racism and inequality, a historic absence of respect, and a denial of justice. All of these factors are centuries old and deeply engrained in an American society that systematically delivers white privilege at the expense of people of color.

The president stood in front of St. John’s, holding a Bible aloft, and expropriated the image of the church, the Holy Bible, and the Christian faith as the backdrop and basis for his words and deeds in dealing with this crisis. It wasn’t enough that peaceful protesters had just been deprived of their first-amendment rights—this photo-op sought to legitimize that abuse with a layer of religion. To make matters worse, he was joined in the church photo-op by the other members of his staff and cabinet, including the press secretary, the chief of staff, and the national security advisor. Much worse still, he was joined in the picture by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and Attorney General William Barr.

So, while June 1 could easily be confused with a day of shame and peril if we listen to Donald Trump, if instead we listen to Terrence Floyd, it is a day of hope. So mark your calendars—this could be the beginning of the change of American democracy not to illiberalism, but to enlightenment. But it will have to come from the bottom up. For at the White House, there is no one home.

MorningCoffee
MorningCoffee

Emotions are high! its an election year. Frankly who's been president of the United States has had about as much affect on my own personal life as who won the Super Bowl....with one notable exception: the Nixon/Humphrey administration (it didn't make a difference who'd won in '68) wound down our involvement in Vietnam to such a level such that I didn't have to worry about conscription when I turned 18 (1974). We're in a long term trend of de-globalization. Trump, BoJo, others are just a symptom of that - not the cause. Both Obama and Trump have worked toward reducing our involvement in all these petty conflicts around the world. Praise the Obama/Trump administration! This military "spat" pales in comparison to commiting hundreds of thousands of troops to unwinable wars in Iraq or Vietnam. Let's just hope whoever wins in November (Biden, Trump, Pat Paulsen) continues that policy.

numike
numike

Doug from Ohio, a retired Army officer:
"When he was elected, I hoped the Republicans in Congress would be able to help him be a good president. Unfortunately that did not happen...Mr. Trump has abandoned our veterans...He is no friend of veterans, and I will not vote for him." https://twitter.com/BillKristol/status/1268582235017486341

fla56
fla56

What has this got to do with economics?

Ranting about Trump doesn’t really add much sorry, you either love him or loathe him it seems

Harley44
Harley44

It seems to me that the President condemned the killing of George Floyd in no uncertain terms and promised justice. What more is he supposed to do? Personally assassinate the perpetrator? I wonder where all the people who claim he is subverting the Constitution were when Obama was issuing over a thousand executive orders, more than all other US Presidents combined, in order to avoid dealing with Congress. I think they were all quiet, busy looking the other way. Yet that was a lot more damaging to the Constitution than anything President Trump has done.

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

There are an a number of people posting links to websites supposedly supporting their viewpoints on the protests. Pretty much all of these websites have a political bias one way or the other and as such do not report actual events accurately. You might want to try reading news articles on the BBC website. BBC news provides unbiased reporting of actual events. You may want to read the following article for starters. https://www.bbc.com/news/52877751

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

Or this link...... https://www.bbc.com/news/reality_check

ToInfinityandBeyond
ToInfinityandBeyond

I believe the US mainstream media has a lot to answer for in terms of polarizing the country during both the current Republican and previous Democratic presidencies. It is a shame that we do not have a mainstream media outlet that provides factual reporting with no political bias one way or the other.

sunny129
sunny129

The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission after its chair, Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. of Illinois, was an 11-member Presidential Commission established by Prez Lyndon B. Johnson in Executive Order 11365 to investigate the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States and to provide recommendations for the future

Prez Johnson appointed the commission on July 28, 1967, while rioting was still underway in Detroit, Michigan. Mounting civil unrest since 1965 had spawned riots in the black & Latino neighborhoods of major U.S. cities, including Los Angeles (Watts riots of 1965), Chicago (Division Street Riots of 1966 [the first Puerto Rican riot in US History]), & Newark (1967 Newark riots)

Johnson asked for answers to three basic questions about the riots:
"What happened? Why did it happen? What can be done to prevent it from happening again and again?
wikipedia

Has ANYTHING changed after over FIFTY YEARS?
Wonder why we are still here!
THINK!

DoctorFuture
DoctorFuture

I am a seriously practicing person of faith, and I come from a Bible-Belt, conservative evangelical upbringing, culture and region.

Having said that, I have come to a personal inescapable conclusion that Donald Trump serves as a physical manifestation of the dark, previously partially-subverted collective "id" of his Religious Right base (in addition to representing their allies, his nativist, white supremacist and unbridled capitalist/Wall Street supporters), and as an example of an "id" conquering and becoming their new normative "superego" culture. This physical manifestation of the "id" is about as constructive and wholesome as it was in the classic sci-fi feature Fantastic Planet, leaving carnage and destruction in its wake.

My research in recent years exposed how the Religious Right was largely built around 1940 when the National Association of Manufacturers and Sunoco founder J. Howard Pew formed a secret league with the first "prosperity gospel" preacher in California to create a "new gospel" in which big business values taught a "new Gospel" which replaced the original Gospel taught by Jesus, which had looked out for the anawim (Hebrew for the "lost and forgotten ones"), saturating religious and mainstream media in the decades that followed, targeting the clergy, and the rest is history. I carefully documented this in my recent book, "Two Masters and Two Gospels, Vol. 1: The Teaching of Jesus Vs. the "Leaven of the Pharisees" in Talk Radio and Cable News."

1410
1410

If Trump is threat ... , then Democrats leading us to totalitarian system . No doubt !

LegitJerry
LegitJerry

Mish reveals his true colors and kisses the feet of the war mongers because they validated his TDS bubble.

Jdog1
Jdog1

Liberals and Democrats have no credibility whatsoever when they talk about the Constitution. They only want to defend the Constitution when they want to hide behind it. They spend most of the time trying to undermine and destroy it.

Irondoor
Irondoor

Kamala Harris will soon be your President. Think about the possibilities.

Jdog1
Jdog1

Hey Mish... A Rasmussen poll just out is saying that Trump approval among black voters is actually up! Over 40%! The liberals keep swinging wildly, missing the mark, and loosing ground all along. That black vote that liberals have taken for granite for 50 yrs seems now to be slowly slipping away. I guess they are seeing that Trump actually took action, instead of just playing lip service, as the liberals did.. That along with the nations disgust with the left's support of the riots and looting should come back to haunt them in November...

Roto1711
Roto1711

Actually it will be the Biden/Bernie supporters that will riot when Trump wins a second term.