|Fashionable #Resistance is not enough.|
Trump inviting the Russian dignitaries into the Oval Office the following day after firing the FBI director only tests his power before both the public and the institutions. Frankly the act was not that dangerous to national security, more designed as red meat to be thrown to and inflame the interventionists he campaigned against.
Gauging how far to protect both his enabling investment bankers and unleash those in his base is the test. He isn't looking to "lock her up" or destroy the bi-partisan system of government, at least yet, in order to consolidate power. The professor describes that as old-time historical "fascism" but she qualifies her statement in the Democracy Now interview that in today's world one doesn't have to do that anymore to be a "dictator."
Democracy Now introduction:
As more details come to light about President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, which reportedly came just days after he asked the Justice Department for more resources to expand the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the presidential election, we speak with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. Her recent piece for CNN is headlined "Trump at his most dangerous," and she is currently working on a book entitled "Strongmen: From Mussolini to Trump."
Watch the featured broadcast of this segment, click here.
It is difficult for bi-partisan forces and the established news media outlets to distinguish what is simply an empowered authoritarian of considerable wealth engaging in the destruction of their own considerable long-standing wealth, i.e. political power.
Watch for the hard-copy release of the new "Fightin' Cock Flyer" on this blog!