Americans need a way forward
RE: The Trump presidency
How refreshing to see editorials, articles and letters in the media are printing much less on the U.S. Minority President. He will self-destruct in his own time. Another Brutus today may not be called upon.
Meanwhile, both Oxford and Merriam-Webster define a person who twits as a fool. One is reminded of the cautionary words attributed to Abraham Lincoln “... you cannot fool all the people all the time.” By stooping to ennoble the thin-skinned oaf by writing about him, authors merely self-diminish in proportion.
Better to give much more ink to analyzing the problems that caused honest Americans to be gulled into voting for the self-promoting popinjay. As jobs were lost and plants closed in the “Rust Belt” due to globalization and replacement technology, populism was reborn. American populism rose in austerity and disappeared in prosperity many times in the past, often in sympathy with a widespread anti-vote. The challenge now is to engage with those voters and understand better the causes of their anger.
The electorate will eventually regain its common sense, and ignore campaign slogans and lies, but first it must be offered the reassurance of a sane economic policy. Americans willingly sacrificed in the past. They will work very hard once again, when they see a solid way out of today’s alluring deflation, historically low returns, and far too easy debt. Where are the next Laureates in Economic Sciences? They are needed now. Norm Stefnitz, Burlington