Exactly, Trump has no understanding of what the founding fathers were trying to establish, even within a society that was still half slave. They wanted to rise above the dog eat dog, egocentric type of nation. They instead wanted a nation built upon fairness and goodness. This is a tall order that many, many times over the years the United States failed miserably to carry off, acting instead like any other predatory state.

Yet, with men like Washington and Lincoln and other exceptional leaders over the years, in fits and starts America began moving itself and other countries in a more positive and just direction.

But of course for Trump, who no doubt is the most primitively egocentric person to ever get a sniff of the While House, this is all silliness. He wants to return to the primitive free-for-all that functioned as a collection of independent Mafia states, with himself as one of the kingpins. And by the size of his following, it would seem that about 38% of America is as egocentrically primitive as he.

After all in Trump’s mind, with America’s military might, that would make him perhaps the most powerful of the international Mafia Dons.

On the other hand, I still believe that the Russians over the years have managed to isolate Trump on numerous occasions, and, using sophisticated mind control techniques, turned him into a full blown Siberian Candidate — stop. Thus he has both a natural and an imposed tendency to the Putin way.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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