Donald and Bill, in a Dark Room, Figuring Out the Right Side of History
It’s a big job and America is not very good at it. Bill Barr,
the US Attorney General claims that history is written by the winners.
That’s not a very original thought, but he’s not a very original guy.
He may be right. Certainly most authoritarian
rulers would make that claim, but in the end, history is edited by moral
Which is why America appears to be
so desperately and completely unmoored at the moment.
Far too much on our plates right now, with a full-blown
(or more frighteningly, a half-blown) pandemic underway, 40 million Americans
suddenly out of work, an economy entirely untethered from the stock market,
unending racial killings at the hands of police and a divider rather than a healer
at the controls.
The wrong side of history runs like
a madman through the streets and we’re left with too few weapons, other than
the overwhelming knowledge that Bill Barr is wrong.
Institutional Washington, in which Barr
is a major player, has forever been suckling at the breast of special interests.