LC’s Commentary

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Who is piloting the ship, and who are the crew.

To understand man, however, we must look beyond the individual man and his actions or interest, and view him in combination with his fellows. Carlyle. It is said that we are known by the company we keep. Take a minute and look at Donald Trump’s company.
It is easy to see the failings and character flaws in President Donald Trump. What about those in his sphere of operation and influence? Are there similarities in their behavior? What about Cohen, Hannity, Manafort, Stone, Family members, including son-in-law Kushner?  Can we make a true assessment of how he truly is as a person, without understanding his reasoning for selecting those he trust and include in his circle of influence? There seem to be a seedy side in all of these people. Most seem  willing to put a lot at risk, including reputation and possible criminal liability for the sake of a dollar and political influence.
It is  difficult to determine the mental state of president Trump. The question is, how do those in his inner-circle judge his mental state? Do they accept his rantings about how smart he is as factual? Do they really see him as being totally in control of his mental faculty and behavior?
Sophocles had something to say about this conduct:
Who-ere imagine prudence all his own, or deems that he has powers to speak and judge, such as none other hath, when they are known, they are found shallow.
Notice how much time Trump spends trying to get back at people he feels said something negative about him. He loves to seek revenge, and his supporters fully support this behavior and feel without thought, that it is warranted. Revenge has a tinge of hatred in it, and eventually hate will turn on the hand that feed its. Someone opined; Revenge at first though sweet. Bitter ere long back on itself recoils.
Finally, it is painfully clear that Donald Trump and those  in his inner- circle do not have a clear understanding of what is expected of the Office of President of the United states.
Burke puts it in perspective;
All persons possessing any portion of power ought to be strongly and awfully impressed with an idea that they act in trust, and they are to account for their conduct in that trust to the one great Master, Author, and founder of society.
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December 9, 2018 Posted by | Conservative Propaganda machine, Conservative Talk Radio, Donald Trump, Glenn Beck, Hannity & Boortz, Limbaugh, Politics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment