Six days a week, Mr. David Brooks makes a very good living hauling water for the worst political regime in modern American history.
He does it by lying about the history and direction of his Republican party. He does it by pretending that any outward evidence of the depravity of his Republican party is merely a transient, surface nuisance. He does this by deflecting any honest discussion of the unique, toxic madness and malice of his Republican party by relentlessly playing Both Siderist games.
Week after week, month after month, year after year, Mr. Brooks plies his deeply dishonest craft in the service of the worst political regime in modern American history.
And then, on the seventh day Mr. Brooks ("A Question of Moral Radicalism"):
Yet I don’t want to let us off the hook. There’s a continuum of moral radicalism. Most of us are too far on the comfortable end and too far from the altruistic one. It could be that you or I will only really feel fulfilled after a daring and concrete leap in the direction of moral radicalism.
To clarify, when Mr. David Brooks of the New York Times calls for "you or I" to make a "daring and concrete leap in the direction of moral radicalism", he clearly means just you and he clearly would like you to leap in some direction other than one that lands you in the middle of the battle to save this country from the madness and malice of David Brooks' Republican party.