Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Things fall apart

From The Washington Post :

In interviews and posts on social media in recent days, current and former U.S. intelligence officials have expressed dismay at the similarity between events at home and the signs of decline or democratic regression they were trained to detect in other nations.

“I’ve seen this kind of violence,” said Gail Helt, a former CIA analyst responsible for tracking developments in China and Southeast Asia. “This is what autocrats do. This is what happens in countries before a collapse. It really does unnerve me.”

comments: 2

The Crow said...

Tiananmen Square, anyone? That's what came to mind when I read your post.

Are we headed toward another Kent State killing spree?

Is this what the Republican party legacy will be, their destruction of the United States?

Michael Leddy said...

Trump* is so impulsive that it’s easy to imagine something like that happening. At the same time, he is often reluctant to act decisively. It’s hard to know where we’ll be in the weeks to come, or how long they’ll support their captain before abandoning the ship.