No this isn't the head of window displays @gucci This is the late 1960s radical Abbie Hoffman. He was a hero of the counterculture I grew up in back in the day. Today's must-read is David Brooks @nytimes "The Abbie Hoffman of the Right: Donald Trump." Next time the president makes you crazy? Invest in a democratic- blue baseball cap that says "Make America Great Again" --the war of the ball caps-- and consider this, by #davidbrooks "...All that matters is that Trump is shredding the culture and ending the dominance of the meritocratic establishment. He continually goes after racial matters in part because he’s a bigot but also in part because multiculturalism is the theology of the educated class and it’s the leverage point he can most effectively use to isolate the educated class from everyone else.
He is so destructive because his enemies help him. He ramps up the aggression. His enemies ramp it up more, to preserve their own dignity. But the ensuing cultural violence only serves Trump’s long-term destructive purpose. America is seeing nearly as much cultural conflict as it did in the late 1960s. It’s quite possible that after four years of this Trump will have effectively destroyed the prevailing culture. The reign of the meritocratic establishment will be just as over as the reign of the Protestant establishment now is.
Of course Donald Trump is a buffoon. Buffoonery is his most effective weapon. Because of him, a new culture will have to be built, new values promulgated and a new social fabric will have to be woven, one that brings the different planets back into relation with one another. That's the work of the next 20 years." #abbiehoffman #davidbrooks #politics