Democracy Now! live inauguration day broadcast

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Democracy Now!’s live inauguration day broadcast, which included reports from the protests and a panel with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Ralph Nader and Naomi Klein.

5 thoughts on “Democracy Now! live inauguration day broadcast

    1. Amy Elliott

      They appear actually to have taken his speech seriously. One thing I am going to hate about all this is the borrowed gravitas he’ll get simply by virtue of his office. He does not deserve such respect.

  1. Amanda PainterAmanda Painter

    A telling comment from one of Trump’s biographers, on Politico:

    “But one thing I think that we have overlooked as we see Trump trying to delegitimize others is what I suspect is a feeling he has inside that nothing he’s ever achieved himself has ever been legitimate. This is a person who has never known whether anybody wants to be around him because he’s a person they want to be around or they want to be around his money. And since he’s promoted himself as this glamorous, incredibly wealthy person, that’s the draw he’s always given. So he doesn’t know if he has any legitimate relationships outside of his family, and that’s why he emphasizes family. … He’s always kind of gaming the system—not, in my view, winning on the merits. And even his election was with almost 3 million fewer votes than his opponent. So he has this deep fear that he is himself not a legitimate president, and I think that’s why he goes to such great lengths to delegitimize even the intelligence community, which is the president’s key resource in security, and he’s going to do this demeaning and delegitimizing behavior rather than accept what they have to tell him.”

  2. Amanda PainterAmanda Painter

    Oh oh oh – and another one, speaking to the Anti-60s and Uranus-Eris (indirectly):

    “D’Antonio: You know what I think is really odd about this is that this sort of makes him the classic ‘60s, early-‘70s baby-boomer, anti-establishment ruffian. Everybody talks about how it was, this cliché version of the anti-war hippie person that represents the ‘60s, but I think this narcissistic, anti-establishment tenor of his personality and what he’s doing now makes him the inheritor of all of that chaos. He just never outgrew it.”

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