A word that means a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, most unscrupulous citizens.
Wikipedia said the word was coined as early as the 17th Century. “It was also used by English author Thomas Love Peacock in 1929.”
To my way of thinking it is a word that we should be using it to great purpose to describe the current administration.
I have been using the term “fascist” frequently which describes the political bent of this administration.
Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and control of industry and commerce.
Fascists believe that a liberal democracy is obsolete and believe the one-party state is necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict and to have the ability to respond effectively to economic difficulties.
Fascism rejects the assertion that violence is automatically negative in nature and views political violence as a means that can rejuvenate a nation.
A common definition focuses on three concepts: anti-liberalism, anti-communism, and anti-conservatism.
I think we can use KAKISTOCRACY to describe the functioning of the fascist government. What do you think?
I think the term can be used to describe the current administration’s goals since every day elicits another example of its failures: lack of coherent policy, encumbrances to wealthy political donors, and seeking personal aggrandizement.
This is every day, not just an occasional occurrence. From the TV reality series of Trump’s mistress (s) to the abysmal lack of the grasp of their job descriptions by Betsy DeVos and Ben Carlson.
What is most devastating is the Republican Senate has abdicated complete responsibility of its constitutional responsibility to put an end to the crimes and misdemeanors of this administration.
Just after the election of Trump I wrote a blog post about the Republican Party and how it was abandoning its principles, its morals, its responsibilities.
I do not believe Trump will be impeached.
I do not believe that the Democrats have the balls to even bring charges.
Wouldn’t justice be well served if Trump met the same fate as one of his least favorite presidents? Just think of the irony if Trump met the same fate as Bill Clinton!
Trump indeed has remade the Republican Party in his image. Petty, fear-mongering, unprincipled, corrupt, and many other unflattering images. But just pick up the news any day and find another Republican has been caught being crooked and stupid.
One worrisome thought. I know Republicans are going to take all they can get between now and the election. So many House members are quitting and we know they will be replaced by those in Trump’s image.
How are we ever going to put this country back together again.
Maybe we can’t.
Thanks for joining me.