A Reason Not to Do Research
Some academics have found a very inventive excuse for not working on their research: Trump! It feels “unfeeling or uncaring”, they say, to do any work while there are all these delicious Trump scandals happening. Caring, good people are all stuck on Twitter and in front of TVs where the really important stuff occurs.
I wish they used all this inventiveness to produce research and not to feel sorry for themselves on social media. But it’s unfeeling or uncaring to deny people a chance to have all this fun. God forbid Trump doesn’t get reelected for a second term. What will they do then? Go back to boring, staid work after luxuriating daily in the sweet feeling that “the sky is falling”? That will be such a huge letdown.
I’m telling you, folks, whenever I read stuff like that, I get very worried about 2020. These people won’t let Trump go. They are too addicted, too far gone.