Monday, May 16, 2016

Heh...Er I Mean, Ahem

"Beneath the laughter, after all, is a kind of reflexive cynicism. We’ve allowed guys like Stewart to turn politics into a punch line. Expecting them to rescue us from Trump is like expecting the court jester to lead an armed uprising against the king.
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Those alarmed by the rise of Trump must recognize that the only way to reshape our democracy is to take it seriously. This means rejecting the easy pleasures of mockery and embracing the earnest and inconvenient tasks of civic and political engagement. "

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