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This Trump speech is I think his most authoritarian to date and that is saying something. It's terrifying. He just promised to deploy the US military to any city whose government does not deploy "overwhelming force" against their own citizens. Even as an empty threat it's terrifying

uspol - - - - - 

@darius also the "professional anarchists" line

uspol - - - - - 

@amsomniac @darius somebody PLEASE pay me to hate the government. Im over here doing this shit for free

uspol - - - - - 

@darius Oh fuck, yes. Even if it's culture-war bluster --- and with Barr lurking in the wings, who knows what "law enforcement" has already been bent to --- exactly who in the bowels of Christ is he appealing to?

uspol - - - - - 

@darius Tear-gassing a peaceful protest in Lafayette Park just before declaring "I am your president of law and order" is some Immortan Joe shit.

@darius why not just stop looting stores? is that really that hard that the military needs to be deployed? come on people everyone's better than that right?

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@darius He’ll do his best to deploy the troops and occupy a given city. If he manages to pull that shit off, someone will be killed by the troops. I can’t even imagine what would happen after that.

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@darius I just watched this after you mentioned it and I'm not really sure what to do. it's terrifying and immobilizing. "overwhelming force," "domestic terrorism". feels like a justification of force and also of mobilizing the surveillance state. yesterday at the protests here I already saw more law enforcement in one place than I've maybe ever seen in my life combined.

uspol - - - - - 

@darius you can see where he goes off script and starts rambling semi-coherently and it's as telling as everything else.

i think what i find most frightening about this is how much i can sense the republicans in my life nodding along.

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