A lot of autocrats are just hanging on, hoping one day they'll seem like the norm
You’ve earned an unfollow. If I want warmed over conventional wisdom in easily digestible pablum, I know I can find it here. I’m off to spend my time with writers who look a little deeper than orange man bad. I’m no bitter clinger to guns and religion, but I identify with those people much more than members of the commentariat who have absolutely no clue about ordinary people and care even less. What’s worse among the smart people class is the complete lack of any kind of clue about what is really going on in the halls of power here or anywhere else. Assad bad! That’s what passes for insight these days? Meanwhile we’re there on their soil taking the oil and justifying it with some feel good neocolonial claptrap about how good we are. Bleach. Well, at least you won’t have to hear my comments again. Waste of time.