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Tue May 22, 2018, 10:10 AM

The Banana States of America

From WaPo's Dana Milbank.

Hillary Clinton warns of a “full-fledged crisis in our democracy.” Rex Tillerson, the former secretary of state fired by President Trump, now warns that “American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom.” (Too bad he didn’t say so when he was on the job.)

They are both correct, in a sense, but right now the fear of the United States going totalitarian doesn’t feel quite right. This crowd is too clownish to be Stalinist. Rather, the United States is turning into a banana republic......."

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Tue May 22, 2018, 10:19 AM

1. Good article

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Tue May 22, 2018, 10:32 AM

2. I for one think hard core despotism is coming.

Trump will find someone competent enough to get it started.

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Tue May 22, 2018, 10:50 AM

3. Dictators play book.

1- Discredit free media.
2- Discredit the IC.
3- Discredit the independent judicial.
4- silence those who do not agree with you
whether they are individuals or business
by turning government agencies against
them.
5- control the message by lying and
creating your own alternative facts.

Then stuff all the above with your supporters.The more corrupt they are and the weaker they are the better.
Now, you are a Dictator.
Does that sound like a familiar blue print?

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