This is the fifth anniversary of the roll-out of Attention Deficit Democracy.
I prefaced that book with a brief credo. Perhaps more Americans would pick up on the sarcasm now than when it the book first came out…..
Credo for the New American Patriotism
That politicians are more honest than they seem;
That government is more competent than it appears;
That government is benevolent, regardless of how much it wastes or how many people it harms;
That citizens must trust the government, regardless of how often it lies;
That democracy is a panacea, regardless of how often it fails;
That freedom is whatever the president says it is, pending revision.
I’m forced to disagree with the titling of this credo. The ADD kids I’ve dealt with are not stupid, just in need of pushups. The people who believe this (about 90% of Republicans and Democrats) are just blind.
Amerikanos love their govt. How dare you. You’re a mean evil sicko.