After visiting America in the 1830’s, French political philosopher Alexis De Tocqueville wrote a book he called “Democracy in America.”
In it he made note of our obsessive self-interest and in money, and how that leads to a disinterest in future generations.
Most enduring is his warning:
“In democracy we get the government we deserve.”
Eclectic Method, a Brooklyn-based mashup team summed up the first Presidential debate and Tocqueville’s observation in just two minutes.
We deserve this because we accept it. ugh.
Change we can believe in.