Monday, May 31, 2021

Micro Mention "Too Much and Never Enough"

Mary L Trump

This is a kind of book that I never thought I would read a decade ago. I had never been too interested in politics of any kind for a long, long time—too long. But ignorance is no defense, and in 2016, I went from being a mildly disinterested independent with a spotty voting record to a zealously voting registered democrat. The thing is, as a centrist at heart—I know a dirty word—on most things, I don't think that I moved politically. 

I feel like the center moved away from me. The gravity from the right, whose event horizon envelopes the former President, is just so extreme that centrist politicians today debate with the subtext of "are we sure all people are, in fact, people? And even if so, is it really worth spending so much money to keep them alive? I mean, taxing the rich might cause them to forgo that third mansion."

This book, "Too Much and Never Enough," is an excellent dive into the family history which generated the 45th president of the United States and the origins of the cult of personality that grew around him to become mainstream modern conservatism. Where members such as neo-nazis, the clan, and admirers of the Confederate States of America all feel welcome. Never forget that the army of Northern Virginia never managed to wave their battle flag in the rotunda of the Capitol building, but these people did on January 6th, 2021.

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