Sunday, May 7, 2017

That George Will Piece

George Will, taking down 45*, in Salt Lake Tribune:
What is most alarming (and mortifying to the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated) is not that Trump has entered his eighth decade unscathed by even elementary knowledge about the nation's history. As this column has said before, the problem isn't that he does not know this or that, or that he does not know that he does not know this or that. Rather, the dangerous thing is that he does not know what it is to know something.

I mean, c'mon, it's George Will. Even though his relevancy went out the window along with his credibility back when he decided to hang in there with the home team and took to doing a little cheerleading for Bush43's idiotic tax cuts and Iraq etc,
the guy can still turn a phrase:

His fathomless lack of interest in America's path to the present and his limitless gullibility leave him susceptible to being blown about by gusts of factoids that cling like lint to a disorderly mind.

The thing here, George - the thing that has to be repeated and remembered and repeated again until guys like you find the balls to step up and say it - you helped create the environment that produced "President" Donald Trump. And you're still part of the media machinery that goes on pimping the Both Sides bullshit; refusing to acknowledge that one side of our political system has gone completely off the fucking rails - and the suits in the executive suite are doing all that pimping because manufacturing melodrama is what brings in the ad revenue.

We have a fucked up Reality TV POTUS because we've allowed ourselves to be made into a fucked up nation of Reality TV junkies, who've been taught to ignore the line between News and Entertainment - and the line between Ideology and Partisanship - and the line between Real and Fake - and the line between Right and Wrong.

There is no honor in this shit anymore.

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