Saturday, February 25, 2017

Confusing Fame for Competence

Philip Gulley nails it in the March 2017 issue of "Indianapolis Monthly":

"If you ask me how America ended up with Trump in the White House, I would tell you that two Americas have been contending with one another for some time. The first America values science, education, and reason. You know, all that boring stuff that made us the envy of the world. The second America confuses brashness for expertise, and fame for competence. The second America will give us the Trumps and the Kardashians, but never a Lincoln or a Jefferson. They will give us heat but no light, sound but no sanity. With the ascendancy of Trump, the second America has spoken. Cover your eyes, folks, this ain’t gonna be pretty."

Read his whole column here.

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