When discussing the animal kingdom, each creature resides on a species scale of generalists to specialists. Specialist creatures like the koala bear can only survive on an extremely limited set of conditions: diet (eucalyptus), climate (warm), environment (trees). Generalists, on the other hand (think mice) are able to survive just about anywhere. They can withstand heat and cold, eat your organic breakfast cereal or seeds and berries foraged in the wild.
On brand for Trump, yes, but so freaking disturbing...
Ben Sasse, citing conversations with senior White House officials, says Trump was "excited" and "delighted" as his supporters tried to storm the Capitol and was "confused" others weren't so excited
Wow, quite a thing to come from the WSJ
Wall Street Journal editorial is asking President Trump to resign immediately or risk a second impeachment. “The best outcome would be for Donald Trump to resign to spare the U.S. another impeachment fight.”
If you attempt to rob a bank and fail, you don’t get to say that you were just protesting the financial system.
It’s not just that yesterday’s events were brought on by social media: they were an expression of it in real space.
And that included social media’s vacuous performativity, half-heartedness, in-group sympathies, cheap thrills, flaccid tactics.
People even dressed as their avis.
1/Alright, gather round, friends, and let me tell you the story of 1930s Japan, and how it's a cautionary tale for 2020s America.