A brief summary of how Trump tried (and still is trying) to destroy U.S. democracy.

The irony of Donald Trump’s quasi-patriotic “Make America Great, Again” is that he may be the least patriotic American in history. He has done everything in his power to destroy the basis of American government, our free elections.the Kremlin endorses Donald Trump - Imgflip

Some may have forgotten his sucking up to our enemy, Vladimir Putin (whose efforts got Trump elected) so as to get approval for a Trump Tower Moscow.

And they may have forgotten Trump’s attempts to extort the President of Ukraine into providing damaging information about Joe Biden’s son.

And many self-proclaimed “religious” followers seem to have forgotten Trump admitted to groping women while cheating on all three of his wives.

And others may have forgotten Trump’s 30,000+ lies, including his phony doctor’s report, and the hurricane that never hit Alabama (“Sharpiegate“).

And still others may have forgotten the crimes of Trump University and Trump Foundation, crimes that would have resulted in the incarceration of any other person.

And then there was his promise to reveal his tax returns as every other President has done, a promise that, like so many other promises, he broke.Trump facing multiple lawsuits upon leaving office

And unless you live on Mars, you surely remember that his denial of COVID’s seriousness, and his delays in addressing it (hydroxychloroquine, light, and bleach), cost hundreds of thousands of American lives.

And he has poisoned the Republican party to such an extent that once-honorable people now are trying to evict any of their members who dare to speak the truth.

And, of course, he is the only President to have been impeached not just once, but twice.

Any of these should have been a red flag to anyone with the eyes to see and the brain to think. But his latest (and ongoing) treason is too obvious and beyond the pale, even for a psychopath.

He has cast doubt among his followers, on the very foundations of our government, and continues to do so. He even promises more traitorous activity if he is re-elected in 2024.

In case you have forgotten, here is an excellent summary of Trump’s ongoing, attempted coup, which under normal circumstances would have been punishable by death:

The Washington Post

The 5-Minute Fix

By Amber Phillips

He didn’t try to hide his desire to steal the election. But President Donald Trump’s efforts to stay in power in 2020 can be hard to grasp, because they were such a shock to the system and because they happened on so many levels.

More than a year later, we keep learning more about how he tried. To put all the news in context, let’s step back to review what we know about Trump and his allies’ efforts to overturn the 2020 election.

  • He laid the groundwork months ahead of time: Trump claimed early that widespread voting by mail would undoubtedly lead to voter fraud. A BBC review found he started doing this as far back as April. “RIGGED 2020 ELECTION: MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WILL BE PRINTED BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES, AND OTHERS,” he tweeted in June. “IT WILL BE THE SCANDAL OF OUR TIMES!”

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  • He set out a legal army to challenge his losses: Trump and his allies lost in the courts resoundingly, including at the Supreme Court. Eighty-six judges across the country and across the political spectrum rather easily batted those cases away. But Republicans still think they have cover to claim there were “questions” about the election.
  • He pressured state legislators to change the results: Trump urged top Republican legislators in states he lost to somehow vote to void or change the results so that he would have their electoral votes.
  • He called the governor of Arizona as he was in the middle of certifying results, notes The Post’s Philip Bump. (The governor sent Trump to voice mail.)
  • He attacked the governor of Georgia.
  • He hosted top Michigan Republicans at the White House.
  • He urged local election officials to deny certification of results: The closest he got was in Detroit, where two Republicans initially refused to approve of county election results.
  • He pressured Georgia’s secretary of state: Specifically in an hour-long phone call to “find” just enough votes so that he would win, long after state officials had certified results for Joe Biden’s win.
  • His allies set up fake electors in states: And they in some cases baselessly claimed they were the real electors. Counterfeit ballots even were printed to support Trump’s fraudulent claims.
  • He cheered on Republicans who asked the Supreme Court to overturn his loss: It was a baseless request led by Texas, yet more than half of House Republicans signed on to support it.Hardcover Peril Book
  • He pressured his vice president to overturn the results: We know from the book “Peril” that Mike Pence considered it.
  • He encouraged his backers to march to the Capitol on Jan. 6 and he waited hours to call off the mob in the ensuing attack: He even called them “special people.”
  • This weekend he mused about pardoning some of those convicted in the attack if he were president again, something the top Senate Republican didn’t object to outright.
  • He considered seizing states’ voting machines: The New York Times just reported he was personally involved in asking several federal agencies to do it, with some in his orbit even suggesting the military swoop in to do it.
  • He entertained people proposing martial law: Specifically MyPillow’s Mike Lindell, who was photographed entering the White House in January with a document that referred to “martial law if necessary.”
  • He continues to push Republicans to lead audits of election results: And in states as red as Idaho. election officials say these efforts serve only to undermine legitimate results.

It seems as if Trump pulled on every lever that was possibly available to him. His efforts were largely ham-handed, but they were unrelenting.

We could learn much more in the coming months, when the congressional Jan. 6 committee hopes to release a full report on its investigation. Why everyone’s talking about Pence and Jan. 6 all of a sudden: Trump supporters breached the building, some looking for him and threatening his life.

“He could have overturned the Election!” Trump said this weekend of his former vice president — in a statement he kind of tried to walk back today. Trump’s talking so much about this now because Congress is talking about closing any loophole in federal law when it comes to what role the vice president plays in counting up election results.

Actually, there isn’t a loophole — a bipartisan group of senators is just considering making that extra clear with specific changes to the 1880s Electoral Count Act. Senators are talking about that now because Democrats’ efforts to create federal standards for elections failed.

But a year after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, there has been precisely zero legislation in Congress to prevent it from happening again. So, Congress seems open to at least legislating its own role in certifying the elections. “It is flawed and does need to be fixed,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said today of the stodgy law.

A likely factor in Republicans’ endorsement of this idea: As Congress certifies the winner of the 2024 election, it will be Vice President Harris presiding over things.

If all of this doesn’t add up to traitorous activity, nothing does.

Trump did more to overthrow the U.S government than did convicted traitors Aldrich Ames (life sentence), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (executed), Robert Hanssen (life sentence without parole), Adam Yahiye Gadahn (killed in an airstrike), John Walker, Jr. (life sentence), and Benedict Arnold (fled the country).

The question is not whether Donald Trump is a traitor. He clearly is. The sole questions are:

  1. Will he be convicted or will right-wing politics prevail?
  2. When convicted, what should his punishment be? Life in prison or execution?

In his never-ending efforts to be America’s dictator, Trump did not reach the levels of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. Not that he hasn’t been trying. He just doesn’t have the brains or the temperament.

But America has had plenty of time to evaluate this inferior and dangerous man, so there is no excuse for not seeing what he is: A traitor to America.

Convict!

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
Twitter: @rodgermitchell
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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

  1. Eliminate FICA
  2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
  3. Social Security for all
  4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
  5. Salary for attending school
  6. Eliminate federal taxes on business
  7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 
  8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
  9. Federal ownership of all banks
  10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Monetary Sovereignty
Twitter: @rodgermitchell
Search #monetarysovereignty
Facebook: Rodger Malcolm Mitchell

……………………………………………………………………..

THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.

The most important problems in economics involve:

  1. Monetary Sovereignty describes money creation and destruction.
  2. Gap Psychology describes the common desire to distance oneself from those “below” in any socio-economic ranking, and to come nearer those “above.” The socio-economic distance is referred to as “The Gap.”

Wide Gaps negatively affect poverty, health and longevity, education, housing, law and crime, war, leadership, ownership, bigotry, supply and demand, taxation, GDP, international relations, scientific advancement, the environment, human motivation and well-being, and virtually every other issue in economics. Implementation of Monetary Sovereignty and The Ten Steps To Prosperity can grow the economy and narrow the Gaps:

Ten Steps To Prosperity:

  1. Eliminate FICA
  2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
  3. Social Security for all
  4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
  5. Salary for attending school
  6. Eliminate federal taxes on business
  7. Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually. 
  8. Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
  9. Federal ownership of all banks
  10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9% 

The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.

MONETARY SOVEREIGNTY

6 thoughts on “A brief summary of how Trump tried (and still is trying) to destroy U.S. democracy.

  1. https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-34/november-2021/problem-pathocracy

    The Polish psychologist Andrzej Lobaczewski was persecuted especially harshly, since the focus of his research was political power, and how it can be misused…

    He began to study the relationship between power and personality disorders – like psychopathy – and coined the term ‘pathocracy’ to describe the phenomenon. As he put it, pathocracy is a system of government ‘wherein a small pathological minority takes control over a society of normal people’.

    According to Lobaczewski, the transition to pathocracy begins when a disordered individual emerges as a leader figure. While some members of the ruling class are appalled by the brutality and irresponsibility of the leader and his acolytes, his disordered personality appeals to some psychologically normal individuals. They find him charismatic. His impulsiveness is mistaken for decisiveness; his narcissism for confidence; his recklessness for fearlessness. [Sounds rather familiar!]

    Soon other people with psychopathic traits emerge and attach themselves to the pathocracy, sensing the opportunity to gain power and influence. [Sounds like the pillow guy and all the others nuts from Kookistan]

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    1. Even before Trump was elected, I began writing about his penchant for dictatorship. One article was titled, “Astounding similarities: Hitler in America. It’s happening now. “

      Published on September 30, 2016, the article lists point-by-point Trump’s similarities with Hitler. It’s really worth a read. So many things Hitler did to Germany before World War II, Trump has done to America, now. Same speeches, same rabid followers, same lies, same bigotry.

      It’s really like seeing history revisited. And we have learned nothing.

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  2. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/out-the-darkness/201907/pathocracy

    As Ian Hughes points out in his important book Disordered Minds, the whole point of democracy is to try to protect the mass of people from this pathological minority. This was the central idea of the American constitution and the Bill of Rights. Democratic principles and institutions were established to limit the power of pathological individuals.

    This is why, as Hughes also points out, pathological leaders hate democracy. (2) Once they attain power, they do their utmost to dismantle or discredit democratic institutions, including the freedom and legitimacy of the press.

    Moreover, pathological leaders are completely unable to comprehend the principles of democracy, since they regard themselves as superior, and see life as a competitive struggle in which the most ruthless deserve to dominate others.

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