Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Our Dysfunctional Political Family
Richard Bennett in this log entry, talking about the messed-up-mom movies brought to the fore by Moira Redmond in this article on Slate:
These flicks all tend to romanticize the dysfunctional family, something we've all done on a national scale since Sept. 11th - we still have our differences with each other, but our common bonds are more important. So we recognize that our American family is full of political dysfunction, but we don't allow that to divide us the way we once did. Recognizing that both moms and dads, liberals and conservatives, are capable of screwing-up is all part of the story now."[B]ut we don't allow that to divide us the way we once did." Sweet. It's an idea that's still got room for growth, at least in my opinion, but it's a sweet one, nonetheless.