The Donald is too much with us

“Retreating from an unhealthy obsession with the latest outrageousness to emanate from Trump and his fellow travelers can be good for one’s mental health. Yet taken to its logical conclusion, this attitude leads to quietism—the belief that the world is hopelessly irredeemable and so one should not court frustration by struggling against it. And quietism by those who could oppose evil makes evil more likely to triumph.”

 

 

How to Survive Trump and Stay Sane
Michael Dorf, Opinion, Newsweek

 


 

The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours; …

-William Wordsworth, 1802

The Donald is too much with us; boasting and sneering,
Ranting and tweeting, he lays waste our sanity;
Little we see in POTUS but his vanity.

– Dan Letwin, 2017

 


 

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