February 7, 2017

Our Part in the Darkness

Rabih Alameddine - The New Yorker:

We are not better than this. We are this.

The man was elected President. Ipso facto, America is this, we are this.

America’s dalliance with a neo-authoritarian, the man writes, is our responsibility, if not the fault of each one of us. What a well-reasoned, bolstered-by-fact essay.

As many have written (including yours truly), America is not quite the shining city on the hill its people like to believe. Alameddine spares but a paragraph of reasons why not. That alone makes his work worth reading.

As anyone who’s ever heard of a twelve-step program knows, the first step is admitting you have a problem. With Donald Trump, regardless of one’s own politics, we have a big problem.

#Trump #GOP #fraud #authoritarian #America #politics #racial #ethnic #history

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