we house a quarter of the world’s prison population and cops get paid leave when they murder black people on video. you are ok with an authoritarian government. don’t act like you’re above it. you want to be ruled by the people who present us with the illusion of choice. i want this country to be ruled by the working class.
wrong. we systematically disenfranchise millions of potential voters as a matter of policy. parties are under no obligation to nominate popular candidates and money buys influence. this is why the government always has such horrible favorability numbers. the people hate it because it doesn’t work for them and they aren’t permitted to change it.
it’s not lost on me that after spending years arguing that trump was not democratically elected, you would characterize the system that gave us trump as a democracy. gotta pick one, can’t be both.
if the american government was truly a representative democracy then we wouldn’t have two decrepit old racists competing to see who gets to sit in the chair and stop popular policy like medicare for all. the government is owned by the rich and it is reflected in the policies that are “possible” (consistently terrible policies like endless wars and corporate giveaways) and “impossible” (consistently good policies like medicare for all, free college, etc). it’s not a coincidence that what is considered “realistic” by those wealthy liberal politicians is what is most profitable to the blood sucking leeches who fund their campaigns and pay for their homes and cars.
I mean he has to sell books. It will be written to do that.
But Cohen was his fixer for a long time. I would imagine it will contain a lot of truths. A lot of bad truths. As Trump is actually a well documented POS and that is without anyone close to him sharing. And Cohen is about the only non-family member in recent time that has ever really been close to Trump and his job was exclusively fixing/dirty work.
We just won't know which parts will be true....and which parts won't be.