0 0 Colin McGinn Colin McGinn2020-10-23 14:01:132020-10-23 14:07:21Lying
Trump is of course a massive liar, as last night’s debate demonstrated yet again, but everything about him is a lie: his hair, his skin, his fake success, his marriage, his accent, his teeth, his clothes. It is all deception from head to toe. He is a living lie. Nothing about him is real–except the reality that he is a liar through and through. He is the Anti-Truth.
Yeah, I was pretty disgusted myself with the debate. People who are inclined to vote for Trump are of two kinds: the cynical rich (more and more for us, fuck the rest of you), and an ignorant rabble (willingly susceptible to the wildest, often racist, propaganda of right-wing media out-lets). That said, if Joe Biden is the best that Democrats can put up against this boorish clown, we’re in trouble.
I’d like George Stephanopoulos to run.
I’m afraid Aristotle would not approve. Poor George, just in the style of his ancestors, is much too willing to bend over backwards to please. Condign behaviour for orgies ofcourse—but not so much for modern American politics.
There is more toughness and grit there than you might suppose: being a TV guy calls for a certain level of agreeableness, but that can be superficial.