Joe America has a simple model of reality. The president is a King which is like a superhero, like Superman. If things go wrong, they're convenient scapegoats, these Incredibles.
In her book EcoMind, Frances Moore Lappé circles our willingness to "build up" (project celebrities) then "tear down" (celebrate their fall from grace) as one of the energy traps that keeps us living more stupidly than need be.
Scapegoating our purported leaders is a major pass time and a hallmark of our irresponsibility. In radical middle politics, we don't require super heroics to begin with, just a modicum of personal integrity -- even more than a modicum if one can afford it.
Out of the ruins, out from the wreckage Can't make the same mistake this time We are the children, the last generation We are the ones they left behind And I wonder when we are ever gonna change it Living under the fear till nothing else remains We don't need another hero We don't need to know the way home All we want is life beyond the thunderdome Read more: Tina Turner -
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