It's all too easy to see the USA has headed down the same dark path as so many dictatorships before it: populism/nationalism, engendering hate against "others" who are systematically dehumanized, the embracing of simple-minded slogans in place of grappling with complex reality, and most of all the perpetual schizophrenic victim-bully mentality of the intellectually and emotionally inadequate who always look for someone to harm in order to provide themselves with a temporary illusion of slightly reduced inadequacy.

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