This morning’s lead story in the Washington Post is headlined:

‘Pure madness’: Dark days inside the White House as Trump shocks and rages

The article begins:

“Inside the White House, aides over the past week have described an air of anxiety and volatility — with an uncontrollable commander in chief at its center.

These are the darkest days in at least half a year, they say, and they worry just how much further President Trump and his administration may plunge into unrest and malaise before they start to recover. As one official put it: “We haven’t bottomed out.”

Trump is now a president in transition, at times angry and increasingly isolated. He fumes in private that just about every time he looks up at a television screen, the cable news headlines are trumpeting yet another scandal. He voices frustration that son-in-law Jared Kushner has few on-air defenders. He revives old grudges. And he confides to friends that he is uncertain about whom to trust.”

Read the entire story for yourself:

What does this mean? And if one White House official says “We haven’t bottomed out” what happens at the “bottom?”

Are we nearing the point when a man gone mad from mental illness slips over the brink and follows the path of the Florida boy gone mad from mental illness who took his AR-15 and loosed a frenzy of gunfire that killed seventeen people?

Donald J Trump advocated the other day that guns be taken away from suspected mental patients and never mind “due process.” Take away the guns first, he said, do
“due process” second.

Has anyone looked to see whether Donald J Trump has ready access to a firearm?

Take it away now!

It no longer seems of any benefit to point out the problems with this man’s whims, actions, tweets, etc. in the hope that his enablers will come to their senses and cut him loose.

What good does it do to relate the history of Trade Wars and the unintended consequent costs that result. How about another Great Depression, anyone?

Is it not a waste of time to argue that cutting taxes to profit the wealthy only increases the burden on the middle class when it comes to financing the interest costs for a burgeoning national debt? Say “goodbye” to what’s left of the “middle class” and hello to a plunge toward the poverty line.

“ Let them eat cake,” indeed!

“Pure madness,” read the Post Headline and it came to me in a flash: The Japanese train bearing down on the new bridge constructed over the River by British prisoners of the Japanese under the leadership of the British Colonel who had gone mad.

I pulled up David Lean’s great movie. There it was.

William Holden dying on the River sandbar in an effort to stop Alec Guinness from preventing the commandos from blowing up the new bridge.

And Guinness in a suden flash of sanity asking rhetorically “what have I done” before collapsing on the plunger that sets off the explosives. And the train hurled into the River amid the bridge’s fallen timbers.

And then the British Doctor, surveying the scene and uttering three words”

“Madness” “Madness” “Madness”

Here is the link:

If only Donald J Trump is a flash of sanity would ask himself “what have I done?” But I fear it won’t happen.

In the meantime, take away his gun!

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