Ken Wolf: Maybe it is time to recognize at a deeper level what is happening in this country now that our fellow citizens have installed Donald J. Trump and his deplorable authoritarian haters in our seats of power in Washington, D.C.
Ken Wolf: Since the President can affect only the rate of productivity in a reasonably minor way, the American economy is not likely to grow by 3.5 percent or more during the coming years.
Ken Wolf: Perhaps we have never before in the history of our country seen such a clear, widespread and dramatic demonstration of angry immorality as we see in the 2015 Trump phenomenon.
Ken Wolf: To significantly reduce systemic injustice in our world (say, by even 50%), we need a billion people, each infused with a passion for compassion and with a social and political intelligence.
Ken Wolf: Our admirable refusal to eat shit has led us to force others to do so (something cummings was not saying)—especially if they were/are different, something we like to call “un-American”.
Ken Wolf: Were an American leader to say that it is time to look beyond our own comfortable lives long enough to put the welfare of others on the planet on a level with ours by addressing some of the problems created by climate change, the result would be predictable.
Ken Wolf: I can imagine Lady Liberty wincing at our mistaken view of liberty that prompted those wars and the arrogant Jingoism that still flourishes as we try to extract ourselves from them.