“He hosted a super-spreader event to honor a justice who would have the government control your body but refuse the duty to care for it, and when the virus he helped go around came around, he availed of the healthcare he would deny others, financed by the taxes he refuses to pay” (Anand Giridharadas )
I couldn’t have said it better. In one sentence, Giridharadas has summed up the philosophy of Trump and his cohorts in the Senate and House. And his call-to-arms to right-wing militarists (“Stand Back and Stand By”) only pushes the country closer to anarchy, if not armed conflict.
We shall see on November 10 if Trump’s dream of killing the Affordable Care Act in the Supreme Court with his 6-3 majority will finally come true. Then, in the not- too -distant future, when the Supreme Court takes another look at Roe v Wade, whether women will once again lose the right to control their own bodies.
But more importantly, a week before 10 November, we shall see if the majority of the country buys into the Trumpian philosophy. If so, the dying dream of “The Shining City on the Hill” will take its final breath.