On Friday, Donald J. Trump, the embodiment, instrument and provocateur of American animus, was installed — and I use that word with purpose and displeasure — as America’s 45th president. He delivered a particularly inauspicious speech to a seemingly sparse crowd, presenting a vision for America that would best be described as aggressive atavism, a retrograde positioning of policy that threatens to drag the country back to a time of division and fear and hostility, when some stand in the light by casting others into darkness.

Charles J. Blow, New York Times, Jan 21, 2017

The speech was replete with phrases never before uttered in an Inaugural Address. Bleed, carnage, depletion and disrepair.

Read the rest of this stirring article. Talk about it with your neighbors.

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