Donald J. Trump’s vision for the future of our nation is as deeply disturbing as it is profoundly un-American.
It is easy to find historical antecedents. The rise of demagogic strongmen is an all too common phenomenon on our small planet. And what marks each of those dark episodes is a failure to fathom where a leader’s vision leads, to carry rhetoric to its logical conclusion. The satirical front page of this section attempts to do just that, to envision what America looks like with Trump in the White House.
It is an exercise in taking a man at his word. And his vision of America promises to be as appalling in real life as it is in black and white on the page. It is a vision that demands an active and engaged opposition. It requires an opposition as focused on denying Trump the White House as the candidate is flippant and reckless about securing it.
Cannot get more partisan than that. No hint of the class warfare of the last few decades or the elite policies and rudeness that gave rise to Trump phenomenon. Just Trump is bad, which justifies any actions on their part.
How could anyone rely on the Boston Globe to report the news? They obviously see themselves as the “active and engaged opposition” “focused on denying Trump the White House” whom they extol in that last quoted paragraph.