Dec 04, 2017

There are two basic possibilities wrt Trump and Russia.

  1. There was explicit collision between Russia and the campaign to get Trump elected and fuck over America.
  2. There was no explicit collusion, only a shared desire to fuck over America.

The second is actually much worse. The first represents garden variety corruption which is well understood and dealt with in the courts. Let's hope anyway.

The second possibility means that Trump - and by extension the entire GOP which enables him - admires Putin as the God King of a corrupt billionaire econo-political class. In this universe Putin represents the pinnacle of their aspirations and Russia represents a model political and economic structure to which America should aspire.

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