Liberal AF, and other Brutally Beautiful Attributes
Happy Friday-morning-before-Labor-Day-weekend, which means that you’re either going to totally ignore this email because you’re "catching fish at the lake", or you’re reading this as you count down the clock at work. Either way, you rock! Keep breathing! Weekend’s almost here.
I think a lot about broadening my influences, and making sure that I’m hearing more than what’s just reflected back at me via my self-selected social feeds. And I’d like the think that I’m pretty moderate, that I see both sides and fall in the middle of the spectrum.
But then I took Pew’s Political Party quiz (like BuzzFeed, but nerdier!) and was reminded that I am biased AF. You guys already know this, but it was humbling to know that I am as left as left can be, and seem to fly my left coast liberal freak flag high. What’s your score? Email ‘em my way ;)
If you read the Missive every morning, I’m sure you’ve already read When this is over, you will have nothing that you want by Garrison Keillor. It’s no surprise that Keillor could craft a column both brutal and beautiful about what is emotionally driving Donald Trump to win this election; namely a desire for acceptance by the Manhattan elites (read: Jews, others) he purports to loathe. It’s a sentiment that was last explored most deeply in How the Haters and Losers Lost, McKay Coppins’s look back on his account of a bizarre weekend with the Trump camp, 36 Hours On The Fake Campaign Trail With Donald Trump*, an article that needled its way into Trump’s psyche and may have been a large motivating factor in his fight for the nomination.
More stuff on my Kindle to read this weekend:
Re-reading The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson —> that’s what Sword and Scale will do to you…
BBC, How science can help you sort out your socks [Jordan Dunbar]
Psychology Today, Phantom Clowns in South Carolina Are Nothing New [Robert Bartholomew Ph.D.] —> wait wtf NOPE NOPE NOPE
And finally, god bless the NYT
Toodles, doodles! See ya on the other side
* Y’all have read both of these articles, right? And you’ve read Coppins’s book The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House, right? Get on it, I’ll wait...