- E's Moriarity
I ran across this devastating article asking why Trumps recent hate speech did not completely disqualify him.
By any reasonable standard, Donald Trump's speech on Wednesday night should have ended the campaign, as should numerous other rallies where Trump has done more or less the same thing for months. There's a reason why the worst of the worst, the organized and avowed racists, were thrilled and almost giddy watching the spectacle. But it has become normalized. We do not even see it for what it is. It's like we've all been cast under a spell. That normalization will be with us long after this particular demagogue, Donald Trump, has left the stage. Call this what it is: it is hate speech, in its deepest and most dangerous form.
It is a powerful and compelling piece.
It truly feels like the country has collectively lost its frigging mind.
It does indeed. Sometimes while driving, I listen to left or right leaning stations complete with political banter and corresponding phone calls from the “public”. The cynic in me starts to feel amused.
I then remember I am a patriot and there is nothing funny or even mildly amusing about this election, or any of the other elections. How we select, campaign and elect candidates or office is truly disturbing.
I used to say as a nation we reached the summit several decades ago and have been on our way down the other side of the mountain. I’m now adding we are gathering momentum and headed down like an avalanche.
- And got the T-shirt
I do think we're imploding, though. I think the right wing has unleashed such a tidal wave of hatred and incivility and uncooperativeness that we'll never get over it.
Oh, someone slipped in and took lots of pics of all the imported-from-china products in the new hotel.