Donald Trump is lowering the bar for social behavior that we consider normal. Robert Reich calls it defining deviancy downward* in the May 23, 2017 Resistance Report.

*The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote an essay about crime that was entitled “Defining Deviancy Down.” It was published by The American Scholar in 1993.

“Here is a theory that clearly implies that there are circumstances in which society will choose not to notice behavior that would be otherwise controlled, or disapproved, or even punished.” ~ Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Keep your eyes open.

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