Thanks for reading.
I sometimes wonder whether, aside from luck, the main difference between an evil “person” and a profoundly evil one is that the latter is much more competent, whereas the former’s impairments that make him evil also impair his judgment so he can’t bring all his deranged plans to fruition.
Trump wants to be a dictator but he’d have to be the most effective psychopath who ever lived to overcome the obstacles presented by the most powerful constitutional democracy that’s ever been established. Hitler corrupted the German democracy because he got lucky with the circumstances of how WWI ended. He was able to use the catastrophe for Germany to scapegoat the Jews. Trump doesn’t have any American catastrophe as the launching point for his demagoguery, so his rhetoric comes off only as unhinged. Plus, we have the history of so many recent dictatorships to use as warning signs.
I have another article on Trump you might be interested in, plus some more social and political ones. I should warn you that my viewpoints are often unconventional and I mean to be thought-provoking.