I am currently reading the October 2019 issue of Garrison: The Journal of History and Deep Politics.
What is Garrison? Think an American version of Lobster, with extra JFK assassination material thrown in, plus sadly, some ultra leftism and 9/11 conspiracism.
Inside, I was struck by the following quote in an article by Walt Brown, entitled 'The baton is passed: Earl Warren to Robert Mueller'. Brown compares Earl Warren, he of the flawed Warren Commission which investigated the Kennedy assassination, and Robert Mueller, who seems to have struggled to evidence accusations Donald Trump was in the pay of Moscow and Vladimir Putin. Brown writes:
"On November 29, 1963, in the wake of the greatest tragedy to strike America - at least until Election Day 2016 - Earl Warren was appointed to Chair "The President's Commission on the Assassination of President John F Kennedy."
I get it that Trump is a braggard, among many personal faults. He tended to rely on instinct rather than knowledge when in office. I thought some of those instincts, for example on free speech, China, Iran and towards NATO were an improvement on what had gone before, but the American people chose not to re-elect him. But is Walt Brown serious that the election of Trump was the biggest tragedy to hit the United States since 1963?
The death of nearly three thousand civilians on 9/11 is surely worth a mention? The death tolls from the war in Vietnam? The rise of crack cocaine or methamphetamines, and the misery they brought to working class communities across the country? Come on Walt, be serious.
Has there ever been a politician as capable as Trump, at driving his opponents mad?