“If we want to save ourselves—and our country—Trump must be legally, peacefully and transparently removed from a position of power. ASAP.” ~ Seth Abramson
Attorney and University of New Hampshire professor Seth Abramson has been publishing extensive tweets regarding the controversy surrounding the Trump administration and the ongoing investigation into alleged ties between his campaign and Russia.
Abramson published a massive mega-thread on Twitter detailing everything we have learned about Trump and inherent dangers of his administration. Abramson later consolidated his 50 tweet thread into one shareable Facebook post, below. [As a noteworthy aside, this thread has received 52K likes, been shared 44K times and received over 1.7K comments.]
We have pulled a selection of his more interesting observations, below, but his entire post is well worth the read – as well as other mega-threads we have reported on this year.
Abramson begins by warning us that Trump has no policy positions, writing that: “We need to never again discuss this man with respect to policy—it’s become more than clear in nine months that he holds no policy positions. So if you support Donald Trump because of any view you claim he holds, I don’t ever want to hear about it. The man holds no views.
He goes on to explain that not only is Trump’s administration “the most corrupt ever,” his goal is to “systematically and willfully terrorize his own populace daily” through his near-endless stream of statements and tweets.
“Not one story of honorable conduct has emerged from this White House,” Abramson writes, adding that: “Instead, it’s been lies, deception, corruption, graft, propaganda.”
But the most important thing is this: this is the first U.S. president to systematically and willfully terrorize his own populace daily. His changeability is intended to keep us anxious and on guard. In fact, he’s admitted publicly, many times, that this is a tactic of his.
Noting that Trump’s “corruption is equally studied,” Abramson writes that Trump knows “that his worst-case scenario was not getting re-elected to a job that he never really wanted. That’s why he hasn’t eliminated his conflicts of interest, delivered on his promises, ‘drained the swamp,’ acted as any kind of leader.”
Returning to the subject of Trump sowing chaos to keep Americans anxious, Abramson writes that:
His presidency is a criminal enterprise designed to enrich his family and give him the attention his father clearly denied him as a kid. He has no beliefs, no ambitions, no morals, no principles, no guidelines, no plans, no expectations. He simply needs to sow chaos daily. What Trump knows better than most is that America is a chaos machine—you feed it and it spits out attention, headlines, sometimes money.
Have you noticed a change in your mood since January? I mean a change you can’t seem to escape? Anxiety, anger, fear, confusion, doubt? The most ubiquitous man in your nation is trying to poison you daily—because it gives him power—and no one’s stopping him from doing it. I’m not using hyperbole: you’re under attack. A deliberate, unprovoked, systematic, and—yes—evil attack. And it’s working. We’re losing. When humans are endangered, confused and hopeless, there are certain things we turn to—all of which Trump is deliberately stealing away.
Our fight or flight instinct—which Trump activates—can be quelled if we’re given respite, which is why Trump ensures we have no respite. That’s why his tweets—which are intended to terrorize, and *do*—come in a daily barrage of needless conflict, warmongering, and cruelty. He must never stop tweeting, because his tweets now activate our culture in a way so *inescapable* that we’re almost like his prisoners.
You think he’s attacking North Korea in his tweets? No—he’s trying to terrorize *you*. The NFL? You. Segments of America? No—all of us. When humans are confused, we seek the stability of truth, trusted institutions, neighbors. He’s destroying those anchors systematically. “Fake news” isn’t about getting re-elected—it’s about controlling your fight-or-flight instinct by giving you no safe harbor in “truth.” Every institution we like or trust, he’s undermined. The media. Government. Unions. Hell—even the NFL. Veterans (when he feels like it).
After noting that Trump’s “a malignant narcissist, and his *only* ambition is to spread his toxicity nationwide in whichever ways feed his perverse pathology,” Abramson addresses Trump supporters, writing:
If you’re a Trump voter, by all means laugh it up. You’ll be caught in wars, recessions, and international collapse like the rest of us. He has 35% support because Americans love to be right and see fools suffer—and Trump voters think they’re on the right side of the equation. Time will show that we were *all* the fools—and whatever temporary satisfaction the Right got from annoying the Left wasn’t worth America.
Abramson then turns to Trump’s destruction of hope itself for the American people.
The last thing… humans look for in a crisis is hope, and he’s systematically taking *that* away as well. We don’t have hope future elections will be fair. We don’t have hope our government is working in our interests. We don’t have hope we can trust and love our neighbors and they’ll trust and love us back. And we don’t have hope things will start to make sense again.
Abramson concludes, writing that it is okay if America is bottoming out if that gives the country “the courage to *fight*” back against Trump and his regressive regime.
Trump is the most dangerous American of all our lifetimes—he’s so dangerous we can’t fully apprehend the danger or how to respond to it…. There is only one fight in America today that matters, because all other fights are ultimately a direct corollary to this one. If we want to save ourselves—and our country—Trump must be legally, peacefully and transparently removed from a position of power. ASAP. It’s *okay* to finally indulge the idea that everything is as bad as you think it is if hitting rock-bottom gives you the courage to *fight*.