Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Making the Impossible Possible - How The Nightmare of Donald Trump Happened

It is possible because the party controlling the White House for two terms is always in disfavor, always on the defensive about some policy that has not worked out, about an economy that is never good enough, about some foreign nation that gnaws at our aura of greatness and invincibility.
It is possible because it is easier to call upon our base instincts rather than our higher ones, to find compassion and charity less compelling than hatred and selfishness, to see the benefits in division not inclusion.
It is possible because it is harder to dig beneath the surface and study rather than accept the superficial, because we want easy answers to impossibly difficult questions, because we would rather be entertained than informed.
It is possible because Donald Trump knows how to play on our anxieties, our fears, our unhappiness,, our shortcomings.
It is possible because we let it be possible.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As usual, you have all the answers!