Trump Threatens to Skip Remaining Debates If Hillary Is There - The New Yorker
“Every time I said something, she would say something back,” Trump said of Monday night’s face-off. “It was rigged.”
Rudy Giuliani just made this not-satire.
It is an abuser’s
tactic, one I learned of first-hand from my mother: decry any objection
to the abuse you render as abuse in turn. Cry you’re being treated
unfairly when called out for taking advantage of others. Play the victim
when limits are place on your power to oppress.
These are the entitlements of privilege. The presumption of domination, of control, such that any challenge or refusal, having to share stage or goods, feels like punishment, like denial of a birthright, someone is being mean to you.
When in reality your whole life has consisted not just of being mean, but of gratuitous cruelty to others, and doing so with total impunity.