Defining deviancy down … lowering the bar for what we consider normal behavior!
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.