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Fox News’ incendiary, fanatical rants serve to delegitimize to its viewers the very idea of a political opposition. Every Democrat is evil. Every person who disagrees with President Trump is an enemy of the state. Every career federal employee is a member of a deep state opposition.
Source: https://www.wired.com/story/fox-news-is-now-a-threat-to-national-security/

This article, while a month old now, is still incredibly relevant and likely to have been missed during the chaos of past weeks. Given that, I think it makes sense to repost it.

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According to South Korea, Donald Trump's (@realdonaldtrump) "friend" Kim Jong Un has executed members of his envoy immediately after the recent summit!

Optional rant:
If this turns out to be true, then what's next? Trump openly admires this guy (depending on where his BPD is oscillating at)! Trump is supposedly some sort of self-proclaimed genius strategist and deal maker... and this is the outcome he gets. The president of the United States is a child in an adult body - and not a smart child! So many folks told him this was a bad idea in the beginning, yet he thought he alone had the powers to solve a decades old problem, and ignore all advice, wisdom or history that had come before him with this.

Given that Trump normally operates by simply taking things the next level when they don't go his way, what is 'the next level' here? This isn't a dictator you can just have a beer & shoot the shit with to talk it out. He's a vile dictator, megalomaniac, narcissist, and just generally despicable human being... and the #
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erm, i don't think trump ordered the execution

@stan prentice That is correct. That's also why no one implied that he did.


@Daniel I know what you mean, most on the 'right' in the USA tout free speech as a top value, yet they blindly approve of this because Trump put his stamp on it. At one of his election rallies he once asked Russia to steal & leak documents and then thanked Wikileaks - such hypocrisy... but it doesn't even feel good to convince people of this anymore, because nothing changes, his supports don't care. I saw one in a chat recently suggest that the US "could use a dictatorship for a few years to straighten things out", as if would be fixed and go back to democracy afterwards... such fools.


The thing is the whole US defense budget is based on the idea that projecting force prevents war...and in all likelihood has done just that...the problem is that instead of simply projecting force, it's also driven violence in conflicts we had no place in. We put our noses in other countries' affairs because Russia (or some other scapegoat) was putting their nose in the area...that's a BS excuse...the real reason was the military budget was in danger of getting cut and they needed a reason to keep it funded at high levels...so war...we start fights where we can, butt into other fights where we can, "keep peace" where we can because we can...and because we do, we are able to keep blowing trillions of dollars on stupid causes...and the human cost is unfathomable.

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