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Moral Vacuum in the House of Trump

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1 Moral Vacuum in the House of Trump on 7/15/2017, 10:14 am

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/opinion/donald-trump-family-ethics.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur

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Floridatexan wrote:https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/opinion/donald-trump-family-ethics.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur


That link doesn't work.

I think this does:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/14/opinion/donald-trump-family-ethics.html?ref=opinion

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lol libs claiming moral high ground after 8 years of Obama lolz

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That to me is the central takeaway of this week’s revelations. It’s not that the Russia scandal may bring down the administration. It’s that over the past few generations the Trump family has built an enveloping culture that is beyond good and evil.

The Trumps have an ethic of loyalty to one another. “They can’t stand that we are extremely close and will ALWAYS support each other,” Eric Trump tweeted this week. But beyond that there is no attachment to any external moral truth or ethical code. There is just naked capitalism.

Successful business people, like successful politicians, are very ambitious, but they generally have some complementary moral code that checks their greed and channels their drive. The House of Trump has sprayed an insecticide on any possible complementary code, and so they are continually trampling basic decency. Their scandals may not build to anything impeachable, but the scandals will never end.

Get it while you can. He who dies with the most toys wins. Nice guys finish last. And on and on. They just, as the article pointed out, are not even encumbered with any struggle about right or wrong. If something is expedient and best of all profitable, then they just go for it.

They are so used to having their own way they ignore the rules and protocols of government. Unfortunately for them there are plenty of people in government and in the press who are paying close attention and digging around for information. Between the press, the Mueller investigation and the ones being conducted by Congressional Committees the truth will come out.

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It's a little early to be hitting the bong.

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othershoe1030 wrote:That to me is the central takeaway of this week’s revelations. It’s not that the Russia scandal may bring down the administration. It’s that over the past few generations the Trump family has built an enveloping culture that is beyond good and evil.

The Trumps have an ethic of loyalty to one another. “They can’t stand that we are extremely close and will ALWAYS support each other,” Eric Trump tweeted this week. But beyond that there is no attachment to any external moral truth or ethical code. There is just naked capitalism.

Successful business people, like successful politicians, are very ambitious, but they generally have some complementary moral code that checks their greed and channels their drive. The House of Trump has sprayed an insecticide on any possible complementary code, and so they are continually trampling basic decency. Their scandals may not build to anything impeachable, but the scandals will never end.

Get it while you can. He who dies with the most toys wins. Nice guys finish last. And on and on. They just, as the article pointed out, are not even encumbered with any struggle about right or wrong. If something is expedient and best of all profitable, then they just go for it.

They are so used to having their own way they ignore the rules and protocols of government. Unfortunately for them there are plenty of people in government and in the press who are paying close attention and digging around for information. Between the press, the Mueller investigation and the ones being conducted by Congressional Committees the truth will come out.

The article includes a link to this:

Newspaper clips obtained by VICE suggest the Republican frontrunner's father may have worn the robe and hood of a Klansman in 1927.

Versions of this story emerged last September when Boing Boing dug up an old New York Times article from May of 1927 that listed a Fred Trump among those arrested at a Klan rally in Jamaica, Queens, when "1,000 Klansmen and 100 policemen staged a free-for-all," in the streets. Donald Trump's father would have been 21 in 1927 and had spent most of his life in Queens.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mvke38/all-the-evidence-we-could-find-about-fred-trumps-alleged-involvement-with-the-kkk

That particular point-of-view fits right in with Trump's base, if his supporters  on this forum are any indication.

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