...in which I use this brand-new graphic as an on-ramp into a discussion of Mr. Brooks' Friday column in which he actually said --
Trump’s Enablers Will Finally Have to Take a Stand...There comes a time when neutrality and laying low become dishonorable. If you’re not in revolt, you’re in cahoots. When this period and your name are mentioned, decades hence, your grandkids will look away in shame.
-- among other things.
Maybe I'll take it up later, but right now picking up words and putting them on paper feels like hauling granite tombstones through a desert.
While pulling 3 gees.
I almost never give up halfway through a writing project of any kind, but having kicked this around in my head for a day and a half, for the moment, the depth of denial which would permit Mr. Brooks -- the undisputed king of Conservative cowardice, radical revisionism and false equivalence -- to publish a column in which he takes other people to task for their dishonorable "neutrality and laying low." is leaving me speechless.
For the moment I am also unable to come to terms with the staggering level of systemic media corruption which must needs exist to allow such creatures as David Brooks to continue flourish.