America the Banana Republic

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Thanks to Trump the tinhorn dictator and those who elected him, this country is no longer a beacon of freedom, but a laughingstock.

When people call Donald Trump an authoritarian, it almost gives him more credit than he deserves.

Kro 4dYou don’t think favorably of authoritarians; they are despicable.

But you do think of them as monstrously large, grievously terrifying, as somehow taking the measure of the polity they control and drawing on its stature to puff themselves up, even as they destroy their nation’s moral core.

Despots like Mussolini and Hitler epitomized evil on the grandest possible scale.

To call them clowns would trivialize the…

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