by Evert Cilliers
Hitler and Mussolini came to power because they were freely elected by their people, with the complicity of many in the established political class.
Can the same thing happen in America with the freely elected President Trump, who is being coddled by our established political class in the GOP?
After all, in true authoritarian fashion, Trump attacks the free press, attacks our courts, attacks the FBI and the Justice Department, and tells half a dozen lies a day.
Never before has so much crap been dropped from the piehole of an American president.
It's something we've never seen in all of our history.
Unprecedented. Bizarro. Weird beyond weird.
We now have a presidential moron who, in between his intake of junk food and junk news, spends his days shitting on our democracy.
Ezra Klein wrote at Vox:
"This was a year in which Trump undermined the press, fired the director of the FBI, cozied up to Russia, baselessly alleged he was wiretapped, threatened to jail his political opponents, publicly humiliated his attorney general for recusing himself from an investigation, repeatedly claimed massive voter fraud against him, appointed a raft of unqualified and occasionally ridiculous candidates to key positions, mishandled the aftermath of the Puerto Rico hurricane, and threatened to use antitrust and libel laws against his enemies."