Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Donald Trump Thinks It's a "Great Honor" To Be Named TIME's "Person of the Year". Is He Right?

Well, I guess if you don't bother to read the accompanying text, you could construe it as being a "great honor." It's hard to see, though, how the following disparaging words fit that bill:
For reminding America that demagoguery feeds on despair and that truth is only as powerful as the trust in those who speak it, for empowering a hidden electorate by mainstreaming its furies and live-streaming its fears, and for framing tomorrow’s political culture by demolishing yesterday’s, Donald Trump is TIME’s 2016 Person of the Year.
Demagoguery does feed on despair.

Hence "hope and change" and all the jazz.

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