Monday, March 13, 2017


The 'divide and conquer' strategy used by Mr. Trump works when both parts can then be conquered. This worked for Stalin - first he got rid of the non-revolutionary Mensheviks, then the Leninist Trotskyists, then anyone who wasn't Stalin.

Trump is dividing off those who differ with him and condemning them to the outer darkness of 'no more Presidential Press Conferences for you' space. And the like. Shunning those who criticize. Threatening supporters who might. This is a formula for a leaky bucket.

Perhaps Trump's father used the threat of separation from the family wealth as a way of keeping his son in line. Today, being shunned by Trump allows conservatives to stand aside while his empire collapses.


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