Monday, January 30, 2017

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds Charles Mackay
Weight: 1 lb
Method of Disposal: Leaving in Decatur, GA

2017.  It is quickly becoming a year that will be difficult to forget.  We have elected a monster, and he is proving himself to be more immoral/vindictive/cruel than simply dumb.  People are standing up for justice in cities all over the country, though we fluctuate between being frightened and furious.  You cannot look at your phone without another news story popping up that makes you feel like you have swallowed bricks.

I am scrambling to find my footing and a focus for my action.  I feel attacked on all sides.  Our president says he does not read.  He is a quoted as saying to Megyn Kelly in and interview, "I read passages, I read areas, chapters, I don't have the time.  When was the last time I watched a baseball game? I'm watching you all the time."  I am still reading, pouring through pages and pages, looking for some answer to this mania, this complete breakdown of human decency.

I did not find the answer in Extraordinary Popular Delusions, but you can understand why I looked there.  I did find more evidence that I should, in fact, be worried and that en masse people can be nonsensical,unreasonable, and incredibly dangerous.  I am not a religious person, but God help us.

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