Email of the day on political polarization:
Comment of the Day

December 03 2020

Commentary by Eoin Treacy

Email of the day on political polarization:

I enjoyed getting your summary daily report. I must say, though, that I disagree with your thoughts below:

Quoting Aristotle in this chapter suggests Dalio is more than familiar with Plato’s sequence of political regimes. There has been a tendency among pundits to think of Donald Trump as a tyrant. The conclusion was that his ascendency would lead a transition away from democracy and into disorderly tyranny. Persistent talk of an imminent descent in civil war in various online blogs perpetuates that misreading

More to the point, "those pundits" were positioning a point of view because they realized he was not subject to the conformity that they were not only a part of but also helped direct. They "used' the story line that he was a tyrant when, in fact, he is none of that, rather simply arrogant, loud and not obliged to the protocols of an entrenched system-e.g. an outsider who had no fear of people's opinions of him, therefore dangerous in their eyes. If anything, the current woke/PC movement is actively trying to redefine American values and character.

Keep up the good work!

Eoin Treacy's view

Thank you for this email and your kind words. I completely agree with your reading of the intentions of pundits to cast the Trump administration as demagogues. However, it is also important to look at the wider top-down picture. Political polarisation is at an all time high.

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