It has been a relatively terrifying week.
My political affiliation is no secret. How I feel about the former reality TV host masquerading as president is pretty obvious. And, without question, an attempted coup during the certification of the electoral college votes was something that did not surprise me.
Stand back and stand by.
No surprises here, but a deep, perilous hole remains where any hope of civility once was.
Why? Because so many Americans refuse to face facts that they don't like. Because they have been led to believe falsehoods. Because they are intellectually soft and have been manipulated.
What makes us like that? This New York Times column by Katherine Stewart on the origins of Sen. Josh Hawley's rage answers that in large part. And, the answer is even more frightening that what we witnessed this week.
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Molly Yanity, Ph.D.