Covid Island Discs
Day 244: The Boxer, Simon and Garfunkel
Someone recently quoted these lines from this song: “Still a man hears what he wants to hear And disregards the rest.” It was in reference to the strange phenomenon of those who hear and witness Trump’s outrageous behaviour and still want him to be their leader. If I’m honest the fact that Trump still received around 70 million votes in the recent US Presidential election I find deeply troubling. I said to my wife you do not expect to have to reevaluate your understanding of humanity when you are in your 50s and yet this is where I now find myself. I have to dismiss the idea that someone as dysfunctional as Trump will be rejected by the vast majority of the population. Yes they will be rejected by the majority in the mathematical sense (> 50%) yet that majority is horrifyingly still relatively slim and it is this lesson which is a bitter truth to learn so late in life.