Our local paper has a “Faith and Values” section. It comes out mainly on Saturdays and contains church news and foreclosure notices. The irony of the juxtaposition likely escapes the publishers.
“Buyer beware” used to be the cover for merchants cheating their customers, implying that they should have known to expect a bait and switch. Nowadays, that same strategy seems to have entered the repertoire of politicians. They bait the voters and then switch their allegiance to their cronies.
The Dude in the White House was selected via the revenge vote of white males tired of being disrespected. It was, I think, a “pox on both your houses” kind of thing. That would explain why, in the same election, populist candidates made a strong showing.
Well, there’s an attempt to legalize aggression against people who obstruct traffic. It probably won’t pass, but it is part and parcel of a common mind-set.
U.S. enterprise has always relied on the support of subsidies and guaranteed monopolies to thrive. “Free enterprise” was/is a long perpetrated lie inculcated by the chambers of commerce. The issue now is that the energy industry doesn’t want the traditional support to end.
I think I’ve mentioned this before, but the reason authoritarianism appeals is because following orders provides relief from having to accept responsibility. Knowledge is not a boon and ignorance is bliss. Of course, willful ignorance is a moral failure, but who cares?
Just when you were getting bored or overwhelmed by the trickle coming out of the White House, Josh Meyrowitz provides new perspective by focusing on the role of those reporting the leaks. So, he wrote: