Friday, May 5, 2017

By George!


Pompous he may be, but George Will is unquestionably a true conservative, so this column about Donald Trump ought to be satisfying to those of us who miss the times when such people were more plentiful. They may have been often wrong, but weren't insanely unbalanced:
...What is most alarming (and mortifying to the University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated) is not that Trump has entered his eighth decade unscathed by even elementary knowledge about the nation’s history. As this column has said before, the problem isn’t that he does not know this or that, or that he does not know that he does not know this or that. Rather, the dangerous thing is that he does not know what it is to know something... (emphasis mine.)
That's a pretty damn important point. Will refers to it as a "dangerous disability," and he's right on. It must be entirely unprecedented in a president. It's not stupidity, per se. It's the looseness (or absence) of a screw.

Might the time come when the dangers of Trump's disturbed mind become obvious to enough of his voters and his apologists in Congress that they'll join George Will in recognition? And do something about it? I don't know. But I do know what it is to know.

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3 comments:

donnajurene said...

I've read George Will for years, mainly to appreciate his facility with language since I generally don't agree with his Conservatism. Now I am so grateful for his reasoned analysis of this truly bizarre president - True Conservatives are sounding so much more reasonable and agreeable. I guess I didn't appreciate them enough before. I thought this Will opinion piece was spot on. I just don't see anyone stepping in to stop this madness.

Anonymous said...

"I guess I didn't appreciate them enough before. I thought this Will opinion piece was spot on"

True as far as it goes, but I'm afraid and it doesn't go very far. Just remember it's just the other fork of the republican tongue!

EugeneInSanDiego

Professor Chaos said...

Just heard that George Will was hired by the "liberal" MSNBC as a comentator.

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