by New Deal democrat
Four year ago I wrote a valedictory piece about the Obama Administration, and separately wrote of my fears of what the Trump Administration would wreak.
Needless to say, especially in light of events of the past week, I intend to do the same retrospective as to Trump and the current state of the GOP and the Republic. Much of what I have to say is in agreement with disparate threads I have read on Twitter, but I want to weave those strands together into one cohesive piece. Hint: I keep thinking about old episodes of Supernanny, where a toddler’s behavior was allowed to get worse and worse without consequence. The longer it went on, the more forceful and resolute the parents’ response ultimately had to be
I look forward to reading it.
And a lot of that looking forward is to talking about the country not run by trump.
It’s been too long.
i don’t know about supernally or toddlers misbehabior let go too long without “consequences.”
but a lot of harmful nonsense is written by people who tink they have the research to prove whatever nonsense they have always believed about discipline and children.
the indians thought white men were crazy because they beat children. but of course indians lost the war. beating children is good training to make soldiers out of them. not so good if you want to make anything else out of them. doesn’t even work well with horses or dogs. if you spend enough time with any of these and treat them with love and attention you can lead them to “error free” good, or better than good, behavior without the scars you will leave by trying to make up for neglect by discipline.
of course this has nothing to do with Trump or the deplorables in Congress. they and their ghosts will be dangerous to society unto the tenth generation. punishing won’t make a difference, might slow them down personally a bit, but their ranks will be filled by others like them, undeterred.
now, if “consequences” meant yanking them from office the first day they took kids away from their parents, we might have accomplished something. be we all know about the good germans.
or even took money by pretext of emergency to build their damn wall.
sorry about typos. supernally was s u p e r n a n n y when i typed it but spell check giveth and spell check taketh away.