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July 7, 2020
When it is okay to be 'dark and divisive'
On Independence Day, President Donald J. Trump gave what may turn out to be one of the most insightful presidential speeches on American exceptionalism and the enemies within who seek to destroy it. What set this speech apart from that of other presidents was his calling out the American education system's complicity in America's decline. Even though Trump had praised great Americans of all races and from all walks of life, the New York Times predictably called the speech "dark and divisive." Trump was only pointing out the obvious: that the culture war had metastasized into a full-blown cultural revolution with the American Experiment in the crosshairs. If, for the sake of argument, we were to compare the divisive portions of all Trump and Obama speeches, we would find the following general patterns: Obama speeches divided Americans in terms of race, class, and ideology. For Trump, it was legal status and...(Read Full Post)