This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don't start recognizing why and how - you will help him get re-elected— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 9, 2017
This is how you use Twitter.
Damn! And I mean it: damn!
And to repeat what Ms. Streep said:
But there was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good; there was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh, and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life. And this instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kinda gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others we all lose. O.K., go on with it.
Yes; speaking of your broken heart and the problem of public figures modeling disrespect for private figures (could you identify the reporter Trump was referring to from a photograph?) is an unforgivable throwing of gasoline on the national dumpster fire. Speaking truth about a bully is beyond the limits of political discourse and an insult to the body politic?
Seriously: has the whole country gone mad?