Warning Signs: President Trump May Breach Federal Law in Absolute Saudi Crown Prince | Just Security
As the Conservative Editor of the Wall Street Journal wrote, "We are aware of no president, not even so ruthless pragmatists like Richard Nixon or Lyndon Johnson, who would have written a public statement like this without as much as a grace note of America's worldly values and principles, "and that it was" sensational to see an American president boast in a statement about a bloodthirsty murder "that he scored commercial agreements with the Saudi people.
There have been thousands of small moments like this where we ask what is America and come back a terrible response. Perhaps it's better that we pull back the curtain and reveal our true nature and then tackle it. Perhaps we can finally end American exceptionalism as an excuse for so many things.
I'm struggling with these answers, mostly because I find myself in a dark place. A misanthropy weighs me down. I have no will for a passing smile to a stranger because my gaze conceals my fictional analysis of their morale. I find myself asking how many grandmothers rejoice in jail for children. My estimate is high.
This is my country. I'm not good, but I try to be better than the lowest line we have set for our president. I'm not doing enough. It's hard to find the will in these times. I think that's how evil wins. By slipping down the desire to resist. I resist, but I would like to rest.