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In Ñspel │ The Observer view on Donald Trump’s assault on US democracy

President Donald Trump is seen on a screen speaking to supporters during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election results in Washington on 6 January. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
Prezidnt Doṇld Trump z sìn on a scrīn spīcñ t s’portrz jrñ a rali t cntst ɖ srtif̣ceśn v ɖ 2020 YS preẓdnśl ilex́n rzults in Wośñtn on 6 Jańri. Foṭgraf: Śann Stepltn / Rôtrz

Ɖ Obzrvr vy on Doṇld Trump’s asōlt on YS dmocṛsi

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 10 January 2021)

Ɖ prezidnt mst b rmuvd fr insaitñ vayḷns on ɖ Cápitl, bt Rpublicnz olso śer blem fr hiz toxic leġsi

10 Jańri 2021

It’s īzịr t unḍstand last wīc’s trmôl in Wośñtn f it z vyd az ɖ dzastṛs culmneśn v a fîv-yir proses v degṛdeśn ɖt bgan ẃn Doṇld Trump lōnćt hiz bid fr ɖ prezidnsi. Ɖ unrīznñ mehem, ɖ dvîsiv reṭric, ɖ dstructiv, dluźnl bhevyr n ɖ vayḷns ɖt ingulft Cápitl Hil on Wenzde r hōlmarcs v ɖ bnîtd Trump ira. It wz obvịs ɖt America’z loñ slîd intu igṇmini mst ivnć̣li end in tirz. N so it hz.

Ɖs dṛmatic imploźn śemd ɖ wrld’z līdñ dmocṛsi, śoct its frendz n dlîtd its eṇmiz. Phps it cd hv bn avôdd wɖ betr s’kṛti. Yt in mni wez, a fînl, hîli simbolic c’liźn btwn Trump’s ugli brand v popylizm n istabliśt pǎr, imbodid bî Congres, wz un’vôḍbl. Trump lacs bǎnḍriz. H olwz gz tù far – in hiz confṛnteśnl poḷsiz, hiz vilif̣ceśn v oponnts n hiz dsfuñśnl rleśnśps. Hiz post-ilex́n brecdǎn, rūtd in bruzd īgo n dnayl, léd inevitbli t meltdǎn.

Trump’s atac on Congres wz an atac on America n ol hu hold its valyz dir. It wz a despṛt bid t clñ t pǎr bî a wìc, ignṛnt n slfiś deṃgog hu hz śoun himslf an eṇmi v dmocṛsi, a frend t tîṛnts n unfit t b prezidnt. Ẃn h b’letidli riylîzd, amd nir-yṇvrsl condmneśn, ɖt h hd crost a lîn, h cevd n crevnli dsond hiz ǒn s’portrz. Aftr ɖ meltdǎn, ɖ clîmdǎn. It wz Trump’s last stand – n it feld mizṛbli.

Trump śd rzîn. Felñ ɖt, h śd b rmuvd fṛm ofis bî consttyśnl mīnz. N felñ ɖt, h śd b impićt, az līdñ Deṃcrats pṛpoz. No matr ɖt h hz onli 10 dez left t srv. It’s vîtl ɖt ɖr b svir, swift n viẓbl consiqnsz fr hiz unpresdntd brīć v trust. Ɖ îdīa ɖt an Americn prezidnt, hvr dtaćt fṛm riaḷti, cd insait a vayḷnt rbełn agnst hiz ǒn cuntri’s guvnmnt n g unpuniśt z intolṛbl.

Trump z t blem n mst pe a prîs. Bt uɖrz mst olso tec rsponsbiḷti fr ɖ pôzṇs poḷtics ɖt léd t ɖ “Cápitl cù”. Rpublicn seṇtrz sć az Mić MConl, Linzi Greym, Tom Cotn n Ted Cruz śd b aśemd v ɖer rǒl in fasiḷtetñ Trump’s abysz, rpitñ hiz laiz n cnspîrñ wɖ him t dyp miłnz v Americnz. Fr fîv yirz, ɖe n ɖer alîz norṃlîzd hiz aḅrnt bhevyr n toḷretd hiz asōlts on deṃcratic insttyśnz. Ɖe, tù, crietd ɖ mob.

Īvn aftr Trump’s ragtag armi hd stormd ɖ dbetñćembr, brññ pṛsidñz t a tmprri hōlt, 139 Hǎs Rpublicnz n et seṇtrz stl stuc wɖ Trump’s mndeśs naṛtiv n votd t oṿtrn an ilex́n ɖt wz fri n fer. Ɖs dsoṇrñ v ɖer consttyśnl dyti, ɖs aṛgnt disrigard fr ɖ wśz v miłnz v votrz, wz olmst az śocñ az ɖ rayt itslf.

Ɖ fact ɖt sm Rpublicnz hv sins brocn wɖ Trump mīnz litl. Ɖ parti az a hol nǎ fesz a rec̣nñ. Fr yirz, it hz jerimandrd cngreśnl districts, inactd vots’preśn meźrz n bloct ilectṛl rformz. Rpublicnz beṇfit unferli fṛm historicl anacṛnizmz ɖt, fr xampl, aḷcet az mni seṇtrz t Wîomñ, popyleśn 578,000, az t Caḷforńa, popyleśn 39.5 miłn.

Ɖ GOP hz tecn ɖ prezidnsi twîs sins 2000 aftr luzñ ɖ popylr vot. F Rpublicnz trūli valy America’z dmocṛsi, az ɖe se, ɖe śd stop unḍmainñ it fr parṭzan advantij n hlp rforṭfî n rny it. Most rjntli, ɖe śd cooṗret wɖ prezidnt-ilect Jo Bîdn in fîtñ ɖ pandemic ɖt Trump so badli mshandld. On ɖ de ol îz wr on ɖ Cápitl, 3,963 Americnz daid v Covid.

Trump’s dsgres n insywñ Rpublicn dis’re mt b ʈt a gift t Bîdn. Bt Trump’s ovr-ol leġsi z dīpli toxic. Az ɖ wefr-ʈin marjinz in last wīc’s Jorja Senit run-ofs śoud wns agn, Bîdn inherits a cronicli dvîdd cuntri split bî rês, eʈniṣti, jndr, ej, incm n edyceśn.

Sć dviźnz hv olwz xistd, bt Trump dlibṛtli xasbetd ɖm. Bîdn’z prîṃri tasc z t bild bac trust, in insttyśnz, in poḷtics n in Americn dmocṛsi itslf – bʈ at hom n abrōd, ẃr confidns in YS līdrśp hz bn badli śecn. H mst śo guvnmnt cn wrc fr evrwn, ɖt nbdi nīd fīl disrispctd, dspîzd or left bhnd. Trump xplôtd, dsivd n ultiṃtli btreid sć ppl on Cápitl Hil. F ɖe r ignord agn, ɖr wl b mor mobz, mor crîsīz, mor hymilieśnz.

Ɖ imīɉt ćalinj z t privnt Trump dwñ mor damij in hiz fînl dez. Pnṭgn ćīfs śd hīd ɖ Hǎșpīcr Nansi Pelosi’s apil t yz ol “aveḷbl pricōśnz” t enśur a les ɖn stebl Trump dz nt d enʈñ raś. Ɖ oṿdy dsiźn bî Twitr n Fes-bc t sîḷns hiz laiz, cnspiṛsiz n pṛvoc̣tiv rants z hlpfl. Ɖs denjṛs man mst b cept frmli in hiz box untl inōğreśnde dōnz.

Loñ aftr h hz gn, Trump’s Cápitl ǎtrej wl b rmembrd wɖ a śudr n a śivr. Wɖ angr, pen n śem, ɖ rayt rflectd ol ɖt wnt roñ undr ɖs most dspicbl v Americn līdrz. Trump drouv hiz cuntri intu a dić. Ɖ cuntri wl rcuvr. Trump nvr wl.

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In Ñspel │ The Guardian view on the storming of the US Capitol: democracy in danger

A Trump flag flies over the grounds of the US Capitol after a mob stormed the building on Wednesday, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Ɖ Gardịn vy on ɖ stormñ v ɖ YS Cápitl: dmocṛsi in denjr

(Transcription of a Guardian editorial of 7 January 2021)

Ɖ YS prezidnt crietd ɖs inṣrex́n, bt uɖrz hv edd hiz asōlt on America’z insttyśnz

7 Jańri 2021

Ẃt tc so loñ? “Ẃn smwn śoz y hu ɖe r, b’liv ɖm ɖ frst tîm,” Maia Anɉlu cǎnsld. Doṇld Trump’s cīnist s’portrz b’livd him. Bt tù mni uɖrz, īvn amñ ɖoz hu rvîld him, nnɖles asymd ɖt ɖr wr limits. Ɖe cn no longr b cmplesnt. Ɖ Americn carnij v Wenzde nît – ɖ stormñ v ɖ Cápitl bî an armd n vayḷnt mob, insaitd bî ɖ prezidnt, in an atmt t terrîz Congres n stop ɖ pīsfl transfr v pǎr – marct an xtrordnri momnt in YS hisṭri. “F ɖ post-Americn ira hz a startdet, it z olmst srtnli tde,” rout Rićd Haass, prezidnt v ɖ Caunsl on Foṛn Rleśnz.

Yt ɖs wz mirli ɖ ultiṃt n undinaybl prūf v ẃt wz olwz evidnt: ɖt ɖs man z nt onli unfit fr hiz ofis, h z olso a denjr t dmocṛsi ẃl h rtenz it. H bilt hiz p’liticl s’xes on lîz, cntmt fr deṃcratic standdz, ɖ stǒcñ v dviźnz – most v ol reśl – n ɖ glaṃrîzñ v fors. Ɖe wr evidnt ẃn h campend fr ɖ prezidnsi, n mor bletnt ẃn h tōct v “vri fîn ppl” amñ ɖ ẃît sūpreṃsists v Śarlotsvil. Ẃn ɖ Hǎs impićt him fr abyzñ pǎr fr ilectṛl prṗsz. Ẃn h laid ɖt ɖ ilex́n wd b stoḷn, n ɖen laid ɖt it hd bn. Ẃn h cōld s’portrz t Wośñtn. Ẃn h tld ɖm ɖt ɖe wd “nvr tec bac ǎr cuntri wɖ wìcnis” n rjd ɖm on t ɖ Cápitl.

Ɖ Senit mjoṛtilīdr, Mić MConl, n uɖrz dzrv no credit fr b’letd paytiz abt ɖ stet v ɖ Rpublic. Ol ɖoz hu hlpt or “hymrd” Mr Trump’s ilex́n-stìlñ atmts r culṗbl. Olrdi xprt in mor jntīl indevrz, sć az votrs’preśn n jerimanḍrñ, ɖ Rpublicn ilits hv inebld n incurijd Trumpizm: standñ at hiz sîd, aqitñ him ẃn impićt, steyñ sîḷnt, or ampḷfayñ hiz lîz. Hvñ invîtd in an arṣnist n s’plaid him wɖ axelṛnt, ɖe ofr a cup v wōtr t dǎs ɖ infrno.

Ɖ rjnt iśu z hǎ t dīl wɖ Mr Trump. No feʈ cn b pt in hiz last-minit promis v an ordrli trnziśn ẃn h cntinyz t f’mnt rej. Ɖ Deṃcratic līdr in ɖ Senit, Ćuc Śūmr, hz cōld fr hiz imīɉt rmuvl. Cabiṇtmembrz r rportidli nǎ dscusñ ɖ ys v ɖ 25ʈ amndmnt, ẃć alǎz ɖ rplesmnt v an “unfit” prezidnt. Bt ɖs z nt abt mir felñz or inc̣paṣti: a betr ćôs wd b t bgin impićmntpṛsidñz. Ax́n mst b tecn agnst Mr Trump, az it mst agnst ɖoz h insaitd, t privnt him fṛm runñ agn n snd a clir mesij t enwn tmtd t folo.

Fr ɖ trūli importnt iśu z hǎ t salvij dmocṛsi in America. Ẃl Wenzde me pruv a wec-up cōl fr sm Trump votrz, mni r olrdi xplenñ awe ivnts, or xkzñ ɖm ʈru fōls iqivḷnsz wɖ ɖ Blac Lîvz Matr muvmnt. Dviźnz run dīp ʈru Americn ssayti n īvn its insttyśnz. A fl invstgeśn z nīdd v ɖ fełr t pṛtct ɖ Cápitl ẃn xtrimists hd opnli tōct v sć a plan – in starc contrast t ɖ intns s’kṛti n agresiv trītmnt ɖt grītd pīsfl BLM pṛtstrz. Tnz v miłnz v Americnz nǎ b’liv ɖt ɖ ilex́n wz stoḷn: wn rport sjsts ɖt onli a qortr v Rpublicnz trust ɖ rzult. Rîtwñ mīdia hv fostrd lîz, n sośl mīdia alaud ppl t dwel in oltrṇtiv p’liticl yṇvrsz. Ɖo Fes-bc hz fîṇli sspndd ɖ prezidnt’s acǎnt, ɖ stebldor z śutñ loñ aftr disinf̣meśn gaḷpt of intu ɖ distns. Nn v ɖs wl end ẃn Jo Bîdn z inōğretd on 20 Jańri.

Dmocṛsi xists nt in ɖ pṛviźnz ritn dǎn on pepr, bt so loñ az it z practist, ẃć z t se, dfndd. Ɖ rmarcbl twin vicṭriz in ɖ Jorja run-ofs on Wenzde, gvñ ɖ Deṃcrats cntrol v ɖ Senit via ɖ vîsprezidnt’s castñvot, wr a welcm tstiṃni t ẃt z poṣbl. Bt ɖer importns z dworft bî ɖ ʈret lūmñ ovr ɖ sistm itslf. Ɖ strugl z onli jst bginñ. America hz śoun its ppl ẃt it z. Ɖe śd b’liv it – n act acordñli.

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