The status quo is over in America.
Everything the country once trusted and revered is being tossed overboard at a pace that probably hasn’t been seen since the 1960s.
Is it a cultural shift? Who cares … that’s a crusty old term that only the elite used or even understood. Let’s toss it out, along with anything else we ever trusted.
Out with the old, in with anything else, as long as it’s new and hasn’t lied to us yet.
President Trump has fostered some of this thinking, but even Trump is just a sign of the times. He rose by pointing out what stand-up comics have known for years: The government can’t do anything right.
It wouldn’t have worked just a few years earlier. But now that Trump is in, it’s hard to imagine anyone running on the bland old promise that government will somehow figure it all out and make things better. To those who say Trump hasn’t done all that much, the rejoinder is that he’s done plenty by showing how shoddy the government’s work product has been.
Trump laughed off and then abandoned the non-binding climate deal, and the sun rose the next day.
He was brutally frank about the U.S. failure with North Korea, which was maybe a little scary until the regime lobbed two missiles over Japan. Each missile, each nuclear test is a reminder of how the U.S. spent years knitting itself a security blanket out of useless words like “containment” and “deterrence,” and…Read More