Like so many people all over the world, I sometimes can't decide what to call Donald Trump.
Is he just a vulgar hustler who conned a nation into believing he was fit to be president? Or is he a deranged demagogue, or a budding fascist, or a would be dictator?
Or all of the above?
But at least now we all know what to call some of his most enthusiastic supporters:
This is how Richard B. Spencer who created the "Alt-Right" movement celebrated Trump's victory if you're wondering why minorities are afraid pic.twitter.com/42FDHfUyXS— Sam Kalidi (@samkalidi) November 21, 2016
Because that's Richard Spencer, the leader or fuhrer of the so-called alt-right movement, celebrating Trump's victory as only he could.
He railed against Jews and, with a smile, quoted Nazi propaganda in the original German. America, he said, belonged to white people, whom he called the “children of the sun,” a race of conquerors and creators who had been marginalized but now, in the era of President-elect Donald J. Trump, were “awakening to their own identity.”
As he finished, several audience members had their arms outstretched in a Nazi salute. When Mr. Spencer, or perhaps another person standing near him at the front of the room — it was not clear who — shouted, “Heil the people! Heil victory,” the room shouted it back.
So this lesson is over...
And as for Trump, since he has yet to denounce Richard Spencer and his Neo-Nazis in suits, he must at the very least be considered a fascist sympathizer.
Or a budding dictator who would turn a summit meeting with the media into a firing squad.
“Trump kept saying, ‘We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful dishonest media who got it all wrong.’ He addressed everyone in the room calling the media dishonest, deceitful liars. He called out Jeff Zucker by name and said everyone at CNN was a liar, and CNN was [a] network of liars,” the source said.
Because if he's acting like that now, can you imagine what he might do when he's president?
When he can call on his fascist junta to carry out his every wish...
And pleasure his rabid deplorables...
And yes, I bet the TV networks are now sorry for giving Trump all that free publicity, treating his campaign as a reality TV show.
And for failing to hold him accountable, or call a spade a spade...
Because judging by this tweet Great Orange Leader blasted out after his summit meeting with them...
I've got a feeling they will be his first victims. After the New York Times.
Which to its credit has never ceased to expose Trump as a serial liar and a con artist, and a man threatening to mix the nation's business with his business.
As David Frum laments here...
It's simply appalling, and the stench of corruption is already hanging heavily in the air.
But the good news is, I think I've finally found the right word to describe Trump and his upcoming government: a kakistrocracy.
Kakistocracy n. (kak·is·toc·ra·cy / kækɪsˈtɑkɹəsi) Government by the worst persons; a form of government in which the worst persons are in power.
For not only does it accurately describe the government we can expect, there's also this:
"Kakos" is closely related to "Caco" or "defecate". As we saw above, it's essentially the same phonetic sounds and has similar modern words derived from it.
Today, you'll find this in the Greek "Kakke" "human excrement", Latin "cacare", Irish "caccaim", Serbo-Croatian "kakati", Armenian "k'akor", Old English "cac-hus" or "latrine", Dutch "kak", German "Kacke", and the school-yard favorite "caca".
Quite literally, government by the shittiest.
Which inspires me to predict that Trump will end up swimming in a pool of his own excrement...
And should in this stinky time encourage those in The Resistance.
You know, tens of thousands of people took part in this protest march in New York City the other day...
But if or when Trump's kakistocracy acts as only a kakistocracy can.
They will be millions....