While the highly critical New York Times op-ed piece on Donald Trump has the president livid, the real damage it causes is the suspicions it creates within the administration — the disruption, the finger-pointing, the recriminations and the loss of trust among those who were formerly trusted. Now everyone is watching everyone else, and in this kind of atmosphere, mistakes are made — huge mistakes.
The writer states that he is a high-ranking member of the administration who is part of a group of officials acting as a “resistance” in the White House. They work to serve as a brake of the madman, to keep him from doing something so stupid that it sinks the Ship of State. That must be a full-time job.
The author writes, “The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic. That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.”
Of course, Trump is calling on the NY Times to “turn” the person over to the government, as if a crime was committed; as if the writer committed treason. This is just another sign of how truly unhinged he really is. The problem is, that as things begin to unravel, Trump — similar to most every other tinhorn would-be dictator — will become more dangerous.
Now commentators on the left are calling the op-ed writer “gutless” for not putting their name on the piece and then resigning, but they are wrong. The better path is for the individual is to stay onboard as long as possible to continue to keep the country from running off the rails.
From CoolCleveland correspondent Mansfield B. Frazier mansfieldfATgmail.com. Frazier’s From Behind The Wall: Commentary on Crime, Punishment, Race and the Underclass by a Prison Inmate is available in hardback. Snag your copy and have it signed by the author at http://NeighborhoodSolutionsInc.