We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lapp√©, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Thursday, November 10, 2016

What Donald Trump's First Day at the White House Might Look Like

Click here to access article by an anonymous author and posted on Russia Insider

I don't agree with everything in this amusing parody, but I got a good laugh out of it and I hope you will too. We need a little humor in our lives right now.
It is January 20th, 2017. President Donald J. Trump is presiding over his very first meeting with his national security team.
Besides being good satire, it does contain in the last scene a serious insight about the role Trump will play in the government.  
Trump (sweating profusely by now): What the hell should I do as President???
CIA: Enjoy the White House, sir! We'll take care of the rest!
Trump may be regarded as the contemporary updated version of Babbit of nearly a hundred years ago. Babbit 2.0 has realized the American dream by growing fabulously rich, having a glamorous 3rd wife (whom he will likely trade in for a younger "model" when she grows older), and now he demonstrates that anyone can be president in our glorious democracy (sarcasm).

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