|David Brooks, in his dreams.|
[Y]ou have to have good followers — able to recognize just authority, admire it, be grateful for it and emulate it.Brooks uses as an example older monuments compared to our modern statues. Brooks says that the Jefferson Memorial (whose design emulates an ancient temple to Roman gods) and the Lincoln Memorial properly elevates our leaders to divine status.
|The Lincoln Memorial copied the statue of Zeus at Olympia.|
Brooks wants Americans to worship George Bush as a god walking among us. He thinks we should be grateful for the leadership of the CEOs of Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan and not bother our pretty little heads with their crimes. And Brooks counts himself among the elite to be idolized.