Saturday, June 06, 2020
Trump Versus Our Enemies
Retired General Mattis has accused Pres. Trump of dividing the country in a time of crisis.(https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/us/politics/jim-mattis-trump-protests.html?searchResultPosition=2)
This is a false accusation. The country has been growing increasingly divided for many years. The fundament division is between those who want to preserve the American way of life and the capitalist system and those who want to destroy it.
In the last week or more, the division has manifested itself as between looters and arsonists on the one side and their victims on the other. Pres. Trump stands with the victims.General Mattis apparently does not know of this conflict. He represents the rare case of a general who apparently does not know that his country has enemies or who its enemies are. Fortunately, President Trump does.