Tag Archives: 2016 Presidential election

Appeals

Late in the composition of last week’s post, I came across an unexamined feature of Trump’s sway over the nation’s soul.

Emotions come first.
Ideas come later.

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Who built this country?

Is the Balkanization of public thought inevitable?  Can anything be done about it?

“Who built this country?”  One black guy asked another black guy this question.  Only black people ask it, and they only ask it of other black people.  They normally won’t ask it if any white people are around.  The shelter population is 75% black; otherwise I’m pretty sure he’d not have asked it.

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