Barbara Smith: The U.S. “Functions with White Supremacy as Its Engine.” Here’s How We Dismantle It
STORY, DemocracyNow!
SEPTEMBER 11, 2020
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/9/11/barbara_smith_ending_white_supremacy

From seven hours ago.

Yes; it’s the forces behind Trump that prop him, as a puppet, up. Trump is nothing, a baby. He only has to be a hard-worker in the sense that he must, generally, be ever-visible to American voters, and spouting bullshit. Basically awake, most likely (in my lay personal opinion) properly-stimulated, and generally able to form words coherently, and spout bullshit.
“I Used to Take Comfort That This President* Was Too Lazy to Go Full Erdogan
“But I didn’t take into account how many people would sign on to do the work for him.”
By Charles P. Pierce
Sep 14, 2020
https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a34016433/michael-caputo-election-violence-donald-trump/

Jake Blues, to Elwood Blues: “You were outside, I was inside. You were supposed to keep in touch with the band. I kept asking you if we were gonna play again.”
Elwood Blues, to Jake Blues: “What was I gonna do? Take away your only hope? Take away the very thing that kept you going in there? I took the liberty of bullshitting you.”
Jake: You lied to me.
Elwood: It wasn’t lies; it was just– bullshit.