Hmm! Interesting comments PP.
I could have simply dumped your 'curious' post into the universal oblivion of bits and bytes.
We are after all not a political forum. But in this instance I decided otherwise.
Pray allow me my Democratic right to comment your comments.
"This too shall pass".
Surely PP. But what comes afterwards if Trump continues on his megalomaniac (definition below or look it up in your Funk & Wagnall) course?
"No one had any idea the virus would be as deadly as it is"
Sorry the Chinese already knew that back in December, if not before.
"to expect one man ... to have an immediate solution to the problem is a fool."
That such an illusion should even occur to anyone is remarkable in itself!
The fool is he who ignores all the warning signs.
"(that the press tried to take down even before the election)"
OK. So we know how you're voting.
" the problem with bad cops is concerned the issue is local not Federal"
From what we're seeing (and I also have access to CNN, FOX, BBC etc etc) that problem appears to be national, not local. That problem is not unique to USA I grant you. But not on the scale we are seeing from the upheavals there.
"Mayors and City Councils set the standard for behavior."
Er pardon? Isn't the Legislative responsible for making the laws and the Executive responsible for implementing them? Two of the three pillars of government as set out in your constitution?
Legislative, Executive, Judicial.
Trump as President belongs to the Executive NOT the Legislative.
"The executive is the branch of government exercising authority in and holding responsibility for the governance of a state. The executive executes and enforces law.
In political systems based on the principle of separation of powers, authority is distributed among several branches (executive, legislative, judicial)—an attempt to prevent the concentration of power in the hands of a single group of people. In such a system, the executive does not pass laws (the role of the legislature) or interpret them (the role of the judiciary). Instead, the executive enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary. The executive can be the source of certain types of law, such as a decree or executive order. Executive bureaucracies are commonly the source of regulations. "
As far as mayors are concerned; even the weak Blasio would be a better president than Trump. Far far far better would be Governor Cuomo. The only guy in power with the nouse to see the danger in time roll up his sleeves and take appropriate action while Trump was still grinning into the camera and saying 'We're all doing a great job and nothing is wrong.'
"As long as unions are able to contribute to the political parties that support them not much will change."
No! As long as MONEY BUYS MEDIA TIME, POSITION AND POWER NOTHING WILL CHANGE IN THE US.
Who supports the Republicans? Big business! The Rifle Association! If Unions shouldn't contribute then why should BB and RA be allowed to? Whose interests are at stake there?
Which country has the highest number of murders and senseless massacres in the world? The USA! It's the system that's rotten. Not the people.
Sure the looters are criminals, simply opportunists taking advantage of the situation.
BUT THE REAL CRIMINALS ARE RIGHT AT THE TOP. Those who have, wilfully or through sheer incompetence, led (misled🤔) your ONCE great country into the current disaster and alienated even your (former?) allies. (Ignore Boris. He's just a puppet desperately looking for a new economic partner after abandoning Europe.)
'Make America Great Again'? Ha ha ha! Putin must be laughing his socks off.
So! That's my anti-rant rant for tonight!
I'm not normally a political animal (hated and avoided Office Politics) but somehow this issue has scratched an itch I didn't know I had.
Rick; I fear that your fears are justified. America has lost it's way, or it's been misappropriated. I'm agnostic but nevertheless; GOD HELP AMERICA!
The promised definition-
"Megalomania: Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a long-term pattern of exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of empathy toward other people. People with NPD often spend much time thinking about achieving power and success, or on their appearance. Typically, they also take advantage of the people around them. Such narcissistic behaviour typically begins by early adulthood, and occurs across a broad range of situations. People with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) are characterized by the personality traits of persistent grandiosity, an excessive need for admiration, and a personal disdain and lack of empathy for other people."
Ring any bells? ☹️