Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Keith is right about this

In this latest video, Keith Olbermann returns to his more strident (perhaps even incendiary) style after a series of videos that have been calmer and quieter in tone. I wouldn’t usually put things the way Keith does, and, as I’ve said before, his commentary is sometimes somewhat unhelpful, and that’s precisely because of the tone he takes. But that doesn’t mean what he says isn’t true, and this video is one of those times.

The one point I think is most important to stress is that the abject racism of Don’s regime, and the racial hatred Don has unleashed has an insatiable thirst for blood. What this means is that anyone who’s not white—or, more accurately, a white Christian cisgender heterosexual—is at risk. The conservative Black and Hispanic pastors who support Don, for example, will not be spared because of that support: If Don’s regime succeeds, they’ll be in the firing line, so to speak, just as much as everyone else Don has gone after so far.

There is no middle ground here—in fact, there never was. People can support Don and his regime, or they can support liberty, democracy, and the rule of the law, but they cannot support both. The racism of Don and his regime is only one of many reasons why Republicans have a duty to finally put country ahead of party and/or crass, petty, entirely personal lust for power and money. They must remove Don from office. It’s up to Republicans becuse they congrol Congress, and without their suport, Don can’t be impeached, let alone removed from office. Without Republicans, the 25th Amendment also can’t be used to remove Don from office. So, ultimately, it’s up to Republicans to save the country. I personally don’t think they’re capable of being that patriotic or selfless.

I’m probably just as pessimistic and cynical as Keith is, even if I don’t usually put things as bluntly or even agressively as he does. But that doesn’t mean what he says isn’t true, and this is one of those times.


rogerogreen said...

I reread the title and decided that it means Keith is in Kiwiland

Arthur Schenck (AmeriNZ) said...

Good point. I revised the title (though it took me three tries to get one I was okay with…). And it was all because I wanted a short title (I hate when titles wrap to the next line).

Anyone reading this who doesn't know what we're talking about, the original title is still in the link address for this post).

Arthur Schenck (AmeriNZ) said...

I agree. My favourite meme about the now former Milwaukee County Sheriff had a picture of some medal bestrewn general from North Korea on one side, and him and all his fake medals on the other side. The reason he and Don get along so well is that they share the same personality disorder—severe narcissistic personality disorder, with a big additional serving of psychopathy.

rogerogreen said...

I agree he's strident, and that's he's almost always correct. That black sheriff from Wisconsin (?) I find to be particularly loathsome.