I want to like Lindsey, even though I am Democrat. He has some good qualities, no doubt, but his pivoting on Trump is deeply problematic.
I think you may be onto something: he is a follower, not a leader. This can bring out his better traits or do the opposite, and currently we are seeing the opposite.
This seems to me no different than the fiction that gold or some other form of metal/physical thing is valuable. What can we really do with those, at the end of the day? A piece of gold is about as useful as a piece of paper.
The fact is that the fiction doesn’t collapse, and if a context ever arose in which it did, I suspect we would have larger problems afoot.
This was an excellent read. I thought Worthen made convincing points and thoroughly established her case. I would just caution against what she said toward the end here:
The problem that I had with the comparison model you put forth is that it is inherently dishonest.
I think another component of this discussion is a tendency treating ideas as mutually exclusive.
There is the idea on the left that the system is to blame for all social woes and that we must all pitch in to make up for it. There is the idea on the right that individuals are to blame and we should contract the system to give…
While you were a bit indelicate, I appreciate your response and will mull over the information you provided as I continue to contemplate and discuss this topic.