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YoshidaYui's Journal
YoshidaYui's Journal
December 7, 2023


December 6, 2023

'Obedience over everything': Reporter lays out what Trump wants for second term

The Atlantic's McKay Coppins on Tuesday outlined the criteria that former President Donald Trump will be using to determine whom he hires should he win a second term in the White House next year.

Drawing from interviews he's conducted with many Trump allies, Coppins told CNN that the former president simply wants a cadre of yes men who will carry out his every whim.

"What I hear from people in trump's orbit now is that he will prioritize obedience over everything else in his appointments," he explained. "He wants people who will do exactly what he tells them to do... that could make for a very different administration second time around."

In Trump's first administration, he was thwarted in his efforts to prosecute his political enemies and to illegally remain in office after losing the 2020 election by his own appointees at the United States Department of Justice who refused to break the law on his behalf.

Because of this, said Coppins, Trump is placing a particular emphasis on recruiting an attorney general with absolute loyalty.

"He feels that both of the men who served as attorney general for him, you know, betrayed him in one way or another, right?" he said. "It's interesting because neither Bill Barr nor Jeff Sessions were, you know, especially critical of Donald Trump during his administration. In fact, I think a lot of critics would say they were fairly sycophantic. But because they weren't willing to do everything he said and because, you know, in the case of Bill Barr, for example, he wasn't willing to go along with Trump's election conspiracy in 2020, he feels that they betrayed him."


December 6, 2023

Trump is fueling 'fatalistic nightmares' to trick voters into giving up

While many fear that Donald Trump winning the presidency in 2024 will send America down a path to "dictatorship," that's exactly the message he's trying to put out, a Washington Post columnist wrote Tuesday.

The former president is fueling "fatalistic nightmares" in an effort to trick voters into thinking what they fear coming is inevitable, and that they should get on board or give up.

"Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a scholar of strongman rule, has noted that a time-tested tactic of authoritarian leaders is to disarm the electorate by suggesting their glorious triumph is inevitable," wrote Greg Sargent.

“Authoritarians create a climate where they seem unstoppable,” Ben-Ghiat told me. “Creating an aura of destiny around the leader galvanizes his supporters by making his movement seem much stronger than it actually is. The manipulation of perception is everything.

"The aim is to hypnotize voters into forgetting the power and numbers that they possess, persuading them that politics is a hopelessly sordid and disappointing exercise."


December 6, 2023

playing with fire....

well, ever fire....

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Japanese/Hawaiian native- born in San Francisco. Dean Democrat. Previous student in Asian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. Yoshida family originally from Miyazaki Japan. Liliko'i family from the big Island of Hawaii, Buddhist: Jodo Shu ("The Pure Land School"). Cannabis User (Medical).Asian music lover! favorite band: D'ESPAIRSRAY, SONG : Yamini furu Kiseki ! On twitter: @yuiyoshida1987. Favorite movie of all time:Shin Godzilla. Favorite Game: Monster Hunter Word: Iceborne. PLAYING now: Ghost of Tsushima -- by birthright I am an Onna Bugeshia! Faito!! Ganbarimasu.
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