The nickname "Mad Dog" given to Trump's choice for secretary of defense, retired Marine Gen. Mattis, doesn't even begin to describe a war criminal who oversaw the slaughter of an estimated 5,700 Iraqi civilians during two sieges of Fallujah in 2004.
Donald Trump's victory surprised those who expected the better-funded Hillary Clinton to win. But the indirect process of steering a republic via investor coalitions is a tricky one. After the 2010 elections, corporate funders realized that anti-government sentiment can sometimes turn against the very public bodies corporations rely upon.
The treatment of Water Protectors at Standing Rock harks back to Columbus. While there was some enslavement of Indigenous peoples, the primary goal of white settlers was elimination of Native populations. Genocide is the foundation, not an aberration of U.S. democracy.