Saturday, May 25, 2019

Trump Sees It, If You Don't

Back in February, I posted the following quote from Abraham Lincoln:  “Allow the President to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose—and you allow him to make war at pleasure….If, today, he should choose to say he thinks it necessary to invade Canada to prevent the British from invading us, how could you stop him?  You may say to him, ‘I see no probability of the British invading us,’ but he will say to you, ‘Be silent; I see it, if you don’t.’”

“I see it, if you don’t” seems to be what is happening these days and we are allowing it!  Is Iran a real threat at the moment, or does Mr. Trump and Mr. Bolton, simply “deem it necessary?”

“I see it, if you don’t” seems to be happening also in the recent call for an “investigation of the investigation” concerning Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.  But this new investigation really isn’t about Russia’s interference.  No!  Mr. Trump “deems it necessary,” and says so, to prove his point that the Mueller investigation was a hoax, an attempted coup on the part of his political enemies.  Even before the investigation begins, he “deems it necessary” to announce acts of treason and names those he “deems” guilty!  “To allow the President” to do what he sees, and you don’t, is to “allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary.”

“I see it, if you don’t” happened just the other day when Mr. Trump released a “doctored” video on Twitter showing what he sees and most of us don’t see about Nancy Pelosi.  He sees her as “a mess” and “crazy.” Talk about “Fake News!”  Fox News and Trump allies are using the edited video to question Pelosi’s mental capabilities.  “I see it,” Trump and his allies say—it is right there on the video—if you don’t.  It is absurd!  It is crazy!  But Trump sees it, if you don’t!  And we “allow him to do so…” and he says to you, and to me, “Be silent; I see it, if you don’t.” 

And yet another iris blooms....

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