So, we now have a Presidential candidate who has:
Collaborated with the spy service of Russia to undermine the US electoral process.
Threatened mass violence if his opponent wins the election.
And now, who had deliberately and openly incited the assassination of that candidate.
Amazing, isn't it, how many Republicans, and members of the so-called press, are just writing all of this off, and pretending that this is just a typical election.
With Trump's behavior yesterday, things have really spiraled into deep waters. I have an idea about this, which I have not heard anyone discuss. I'm not saying it is true; Trump may very well be the Hitlerian monster he is playing. But here's another possibility:
We all know that Trump has one of the most diseased egos the country has ever seen. He has inseparably tied his self-image to being a "winner." His psychological makeup, despite all of the advantages he has had in life, is incredibly fragile, and he simply cannot stand being shown to the world as a loser. Well, he can already see what is happening in this election: his success with Republican primary voters, who have been traumatized by decades of Republican emotional battering, is not translating into a similar phenomenon with others; he's got all the people he is ever going to get, and even if the press won't admit this fact, Trump knows it. Well, if he can't be a winner, at least he can avoid being a loser, which can only happen if he is forced out of the race. At this point, that is the best outcome possible for him, so that is what he is going for. If threatening to have Hillary assassinated if she wins doesn't work, what next? Promising to nuke Washington D.C. or to execute everyone in prison? Whatever it takes, that is what he will do, I suspect, because that is the only way at this point that he can avoid having to see himself as a loser, which is more important to him than anything else on earth.
Am I certain about this? No, not at all; it is nearly impossible to underestimate the abysmal nature of Trump's character, so he could easily be okay with assassination and subversion to get what he wants. Nevertheless, I think it is an idea that is worth considering.
Well, glad I got that out. Now, on with the next atrocity.