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Old 02-19-2019, 11:53 AM
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Like, here's another example.

https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status...04058242420737



That's not normal. For a normal president, that'd be four major scandals. For Trump, it doesn't even really register - that's just "business as usual". Except it isn't, and if we treat it like it is, shit goes downhill hard. We can't let it be normalized.
There's a difference between seeing it as "normal for Trump" and "something a normal president would do." The first isn't really a problem--as long as, when we can actually do something about removing him, we actually do.

To me, normalization does mean what you describe though: as in Trump's behavior become acceptable for others rather than an aberration. And while I have seen some of this, it's not widespread, and a lot of people who try to act like Trump have lost.

A lack of outrage isn't really the best measure of whether or not something is normalized, either. Sometimes a lack of outrage is just an energy problem, conserving the energy for when it actually matters. The thing about outrage is that, while you can't sustain it 24/7, you also don't have to. You can take a break and pick up where you left off.
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...You can take a break and pick up where you left off.
Yep, guaranteed Trump will go something stupid tomorrow, and the next day, and the next.
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Or let them fuck his trophy wife.
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No. You have to know the U.S. The reaction to Trump the Chump is to brace ourselves and see if we can withstand the four years. After all, it's only four years. We endured Nixon for six! There are those who require an immediate something be happening every day. It's how they make their money, jumping up and down yelling, "Something's happening! Something's happening!" Don't allow yourself to be caught up in their frenzy, unless of course you're being paid to. The U.S., regardless of what people with an axe to grind or a drum to beat may say, is noted for its confidence - and often criticized for it. It may be like my mom says, the thin line between wisdom and insanity. It may be experience. Ain't nobody normalizing anything. Another factor about the U.S., we as a group don't believe in the concept of normalcy.
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