June 2, 2020. Selected quotes from Thomas L. Friedman, Opinion Columnist NYT, America, We Break It, It’s Gone
Three years ago, I might have hoped that Senate Republicans would step in and restrain Trump. But now we all know better. The Senate Republican caucus today is nothing but a political brothel. Mitch McConnell is the madame. And McConnell and his caucus rent themselves out by the night to whoever will energize the Republican base to keep them in power and secure the economic benefits for their wealthiest donors.
How about the social media barons? Will they save us from the toxic waste they now circulate? Certainly not Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, who is clearly the Rupert Murdoch of his generation. He’s always justifying his cowardly choices with vacuous bromides about “free speech,” but he’s obviously just in it for the money — no matter how much his platform is used to destroy our democracy.
So where to look? It is not hopeless.
Interested? Read America, We Break It, It’s Gone