If we believe that only part of this is true, then it is exceedingly worrying for America will not be Great Again. Most of America will be worse than it is now and only the elites will come through and prosper on the backs of the greater population of America.
The Swamp may be drained, but it will be replaced with a much larger and more powerful swamp, the elites will be more elite than before.
When I read about the incredibly active first week of the Trump administration, I struggle with two competing narratives about what’s really going on. The first story is simple: The administration is just doing what it said it would do, literally keeping its campaign promises. Lots of people won’t agree, but it’s playing to its base. They’re also not really good at this whole government thing yet, so implementation is shaky. The second is more sinister: The administration is deliberately testing the limits of governmental checks and balances to set up a self-serving, dangerous consolidation of power.
A legitimate argument can be made for the former: a relatively extreme and inexperienced administration was just put in place, and they haven’t yet figured out the nuances of government. But a few of the events in the past 72 hours —the intentional inclusion of green card holders in…
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