You needn't bother reading Mr. Brooks' column unless you're really starved for another 800-word slab of Sulzberger Family-funded wingnut welfare piffle from America's most consistently wrong Conservative Moral Scold.Our fixation on the awfulness of Donald Trump has distracted us from the larger problems and rendered us strangely passive in the face of them. Sure, this was a Republican failure, but it was also a collective failure. https://t.co/O9Z4FsAZtX— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) July 2, 2020
OK, I'll give you one sentence. One. From a man who has been so sweepingly and reliably wrong in exactly the same way over and over again for so many decades that future generations will simply not believe that such a creature as "David Brooks" actually existed:
We’ll still have a cultural elite that knows little about people in red America and daily sends the message that they are illegitimate.And now that we've dispensed with that unpleasantness, take a moment and join me in imagining yourself to be fly on the wall during the last few contractually-obligated couples counseling sessions before America's most consistently wrong Conservative Moral Scold finally dumped his wife to take up with his much younger research assistant.
Sure doc, from one perspective the clusterfuck I made of my sacred vows is my fault, but in another, much larger sense, aren't we really all to blame?
*h/t to Alert Reader Ntodd for pointing out this most excellent analogy
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