Tag Archives: Matt Taibbi

The Return to the Dangerous Normal

During Joe Biden’s Presidential Inauguration, we saw him join three former presidents – George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, to stand in front of the grave of the unknown soldier in the Arlington National Ceremony. It was a sombre break from the near-Hollywood blitz of the rest of the celebrations that featured stars like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Jennifer Lopez. The message of much of the day was that America had just got through a four-year bad patch but now, as the New Republic put it, “The adults are back in the room”. The four presidents – past and present, Democrat and Republican standing in front of the
corpse of a young soldier were united in saying that, essentially, “America is returning to normal.”

Really?

Lets hope not.

Because “normal” particularly the “normal” that these presidents bequeathed on America is not for the faint hearted.

Joe Biden is Going to Break Your Heart

She has the same lunacy that inspired hundreds-of-thousands of our spiritual sisters to put mock vaginas on their heads. It is the same lunacy that makes many of my journalist colleagues claim that a vote for Trump will overturn American Democracy or bring about another civil war. It is the same lunacy, on the other side of the political fence, that convinces people to think about kidnapping their politicians.