Friday, September 4, 2020

Something to Know - 4 September

Packing up stuff to leave this morning back to Claremont requires that I pass up the usual coffee and reading routine.   So, I am just going to forward on an item from Matt Cartmill, his intro of what he is passing along; an article from David Brooks.    Returning to a weekend of 110 degree heat in Claremont is going to be rough.

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From: Cartmill, Matt <cartmill@bu.edu6

The attached op-ed piece by the moderate conservative columnist David Brooks from this morning's New York Times lays out a nightmare scenario for what strikes me as the most probable outcome of this year's election — namely, pitched battles

in the streets and the seizure of power by Trump and his militias.  Brooks's picture is cogent and compelling.  He is urging preparation for concerted post-election civic action and demonstrations by moderate Republicans and Democrats.  It isn't clear why

he thinks that will do any good.

I am inclined to think that the only thing that can save American democracy is a Democratic landslide so overwhelming that Trump will not dare to claim victory on Election Night.  Work for it, everybody.


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