Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It's Not So Simple

There's so much to disdain about Turnip and his administration, from substance to style. The substance is the most important, I know. But it's hard to disagree with John Scalzi, who says his primary emotion is a feeling of deep and abiding embarrassment.

Part of that embarrassment comes from my utter disbelief at how simple-minded their worldview must be. That's part of the reason they screwed up the rollout of the Muslim and refugee ban so badly: they have no ability to envision how complex the world is and how many people are directly affected by policies (like the 75-year-old woman who died for lack of medical care or the 5-year-old child who was handcuffed at Dulles).

Yet another example from Twitter today, between a Turmp fan and someone who actually knows what he's talking about:

See? A guy who knows something about terrorism understands that Irish Catholics aren't "naturally" terrorists: he knows there was a set of circumstances that drove some of them to it.

Which reminded me of the simple-minded cartoon from this morning's Star Tribune:

And gave me an idea of how to modify it:

Simple is not part of the equation when people are involved.

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