Day 5: National Day of Celebrating Me

Trump follows not the playbook of mad man Nixon but the madness of North Korea. From naming his inauguration “National Day of Patriotic Devotion” to promoting “Alternative Facts” called lies in the press room, the leader cult grows.
The battle being waged is for the soul of America. The institutions we believe threatened were hollowed over thirty years of greed. From leftist teachings in the classroom to far right sermons in the pews, the notion of American and America eroded for the notion of me and I. People often claim Trump is the source of the current destruction of norms but that gives him too much credit.
We the people have been chipping away at them for years by always exempting ourselves. We say “no problem” rather than “you’re welcome”. As our newspeak developed our thinking shrunk, our hyperboles grew. We turned inward, shedding the work of community building. Legality became morality in life and business distancing us from responsibility. Twitter and Facebook became news and entertainment just as our personal and professional began to shrink. Trump is the natural end. Civil and personal society needs to be rebuilt and framed around Constitution and outside the law true absolute values must be reinstated. We must recreate respect itself.
-E.C. Fiori

Author: paveamerica

Two Americans take the only radical position left in the country: centrists.

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