Martin Luther blew the whistle on corruption and exploitation in the Church. He found sanctuary under Frederick the Wise in Saxony. Frederick wasn’t especially interested in Luther’s grievances, but he did have a desire to take the Holy Roman empire down a few notches.
Edward Snowden blew the whistle on corruption and exploitation in the intelligence agencies. He found sanctuary under Vladimir the Krab. Vladimir isn’t especially interested in Snowden’s grievances, but he does have a desire to take the Woke American empire down a few notches.
Donald Trump isn’t a Luther, a Melanchthon, or a Swingli. When it mattered–even on things entirely within his control like the potential pardons of Assange, Snowden, and Manning–he sided with the Establishment. At most he’s an Erasmian figure. There are things he doesn’t like about the way the Establishment works and he hasn’t hesitated to praise its folly, but he is ultimately on the side of the clerisy.
The reformer we need won’t come into power in the global seat of the empire. The hundreds of thousands of deplorables who converged on the imperial capital a couple of weeks ago are learning that the hard way as the Establishment marshals all its resources to destroy them for their impudence. He or she will come in the form of a governor or group of governors who refuse to comply with imperial commands.