Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Michael Flynn is Floridly And Dangerously Insane

Back in August, after Ben Carson suggested that the Gold Star parents Donald Trump had insulted apologize to him, I said.

I think the term "floridly insane" is the opening entry for naming what's wrong with Dr. Carson.

It's clear that anyone in Ben Carson's family who might be lucid and might care about him should have made some move to have him checked out for dementia and either had him treated or ushered him into retirement from public life before someone else did it in a less kindly manner.  But he's being appointed to the Trump regime and the inevitable crack up will be public, will be damaging to him and others, many many others.

However, the florid insanity of Dr. Carson is peanuts compared to the even more floridly insane Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who has been named to be Trumps National Security Adviser.  While the agency Carson is being put in charge of can cause damage, to have someone as totally and obviously insane as Michael Flynn in charge of the agency that is supposed to watch out for our national security is massively dangerous.  How insane is he? Well, we don't know how bad it gets because his every psychotic thought doesn't become public.  What has become public is extremely disturbing.

But Flynn himself has used social media to promote a series of outrageous conspiracy theories about Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama and their inner circles in recent months — pushing dubious factoids at least 16 times since Aug. 9, according to a POLITICO review of his Twitter posts. Flynn, who has 106,000 Twitter followers, has used the platform to retweet accusations that Clinton is involved with child sex trafficking and has "secretly waged war” on the Catholic Church, as well as charges that Obama is a “jihadi” who “laundered” money for Muslim terrorists.

Now some say Flynn’s fondness for spreading fake news casts doubt on his fitness to serve as the White House’s national security adviser, suggesting that he either can’t spot a blatant falsehood or is just ideologically bent to believe the worst of his perceived enemies.

The flak began flying anew after Sunday’s shooting at a Washington pizza restaurant that had been targeted by false, internet-fed rumors accusing it of being the epicenter of a satanic child-trafficking conspiracy involving Clinton and her allies. Flynn had twice used Twitter to promote similar, only slightly less outrageous hoaxes in the past month, including a claim that Clinton’s campaign manager takes part in occult rituals in which bodily fluids are consumed.

Those were far from isolated tweets for Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency.

What is especially disturbing is the absolute fact that Donald Trump is not much more attune with reality than the guy who is supposed to advise him on dangers to our national security.  And it gets worse when you consider the second in command,   These are, seriously, people who could get many if not all of us killed.

Our Constitution, our history, our traditions, our thinking is clearly not able to keep up with the level of threat that the selection of Donald Trump by the electoral college presents us HE HAS ALREADY PROVED OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT HE IS NOT ONLY UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT, HIS IS DANGEROUSLY UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT.

That our Constitution does not have provisions to protect us from this is even worse than the fact  that it didn't prevent him winning the election though he lost the vote.   And few if any in the media or in public life are addressing the catastrophe that we are on the cusp of.   Every public institution that should have prevented this has failed to, this election has ripped open a weakness in our Constitution that is not only dangerous, if it is not fixed, fast, it should prove fatal to it.

I think that we are in real danger of having to face a violent, fascist government and the violent reaction to that which will result.  I don't think it's impossible that a new and far more bloody civil war might result from the government being in the hands of the clearly insane and corrupt.

Surely, his colleagues in the military know that Michael Flynn is not only insane but dangerously insane.  National Security Adviser to a stupid and crazy president should not be in the hands of someone who is going to feed Donald Trump's own insanity.

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