Andy Divine contemplates the monster he helped create! Old Socialist comments briefly

Andy Divine is at full shriek in his March 22,2019 column titled:

Trump Is a Massive Failure — and Getting Exactly What He Wants

What eludes Mr. Divine’s grasp is exactly how to define the pressing question of what Trump wants. What Trump does is to cause political chaos, and then blames others for the consequences of his actions, its straight out of his Reality Television shtick: that ran on NBC for fifteen seasons, 192 episodes, and established in the public mind that somehow Trump was a Leader, a Decision Maker of consequence, whose tag line was ‘Your Fired’ . Look to the number fired from the Trump Administration, since he took the oath of office, including his familiar Omarosa!
Mr. Divine’s essay is a indictment of Trump, with Andy acting in his capacity as an America Political Moralist. Reading his essay straight through to its end is revelatory , but this last plaintive, even mawkish paragraph inspires what?

Yes, we’re numb. Yes, this has become normal. And yes, as far as liberal democracy is concerned, this is an extinction-level event.

Old Socialist

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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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