Trump’s Outrageous Lies Used To Be Terrifying — Now They’re Just Pathetic

Still, we can glimpse a ray of hope in Trump’s swift meta­mor­pho­sis from a direct threat to democ­ra­cy to the butt of jokes about “mas­sive dumps.” There’s an impor­tant les­son here. Authoritarians can­not be shamed or rea­soned with, the way believ­ers in demo­c­ra­t­ic norms typ­i­cal­ly can be. There is no argu­ing author­i­tar­i­ans down, bar­gain­ing with them, or laugh­ing them away. But author­i­tar­i­ans do respond to pow­er. Power is how Trump was final­ly stopped and beat­en, and revealed as the small, strange man he always was. And pow­er is what it will take to stop the rise of American fascism.
Read Amanda Marcotte’s riv­et­ing Dec, 3rd Article here: https://​www​.salon​.com/​2​0​2​0​/​1​2​/​0​3​/​t​r​u​m​p​s​-​o​u​t​r​a​g​e​o​u​s​-​l​i​e​s​-​u​s​e​d​-​t​o​-​b​e​-​t​e​r​r​i​f​y​ing – now-theyre-just-pathetic/