№10 — Things A Dictator (or Someone That Is Stupid) Would Do And Say
Trump’s Machiavellian ways never fails to disappoint - From Things Only A Dictator Would Do And Say Series#10
Why? How do you plan to personally claim money from the U.S. Treasury on this matter and, hypothetically, what do you plan to do with said money obtained from property confiscated by the government?
The Obama Deep State
A Decree Issued by His Royal Whiteness
The Trump administration is prohibiting officials at the nation’s top public health agency from using a list of seven words or phrases — including “fetus” and “transgender” — in official documents being prepared for next year’s budget.
Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget, according to an analyst who took part in the 90-minute briefing. The forbidden words are “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.”
In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases. Instead of “science-based” or “evidence-based,” the suggested phrase is “CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes,” the person said. In other cases, no replacement words were immediately offered.
This is just the tip of the anti-intellectual iceberg that we will have to reckon with. There will be increasing difficulties and stress to come and there will inevitably be harmful consequential outcomes if we allow this to persist.
The Art of Delusion
The arrogance on display by His Royal Whiteness is reassuring to those who hold insensitive beliefs and are proudly lead by motivated ignorance, while giving into Trump’s lord and savior complex. The encyclopedia caption below provides clarity on such dictatorial dispositions and behaviors that are confirming.
Whenever they have been unable to appeal to tradition, to natural law, to customary or existing law, they have endeavored to legitimize the despotic exercise of power either, in an existential, Machiavellian vein, as the exalted art of building a state and directing society; or else, on a more pretentious ideological plane, as the expression of a communal order predestined by providence or by historical evolution. In so doing, they have appealed to “national interest” and “reason of state,” to “the common welfare,” to “the welfare of the people,” to the interests and vital rights of a social class, as well as to the idea of a revolution and the laws of social development.
This contributes to Trump’s alluring persona backed by the legitimacy of the position he holds to much of the dismay of the popular vote, and to the chagrin of those who have regretted their electoral vote.