“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Thursday, June 29, 2017
CNN Chases Elmo Down The Rabbit Hole - It is not possible to make this up
“You used to be much more...muchier. You’ve lost your muchness.”
(CNN) Sesame Street's Elmo says refugee kids are just like kids everywhere.
"They like to play and learn just like Elmo and all his friends at Sesame street" he said during a Facebook Live interview with CNN on Monday.
The 3 1/2-year-old Sesame street character visited a refugee camp in Jordan back in February, and described the trip as "really wonderful because Elmo got to meet a lot of new friends."
"Elmo thinks it's important to know that everybody is the same deep down and that's very important."
Elmo also noted some of the differences between kids here and there. "It was really sad because Elmo's new friends told Elmo that they had to leave their homes because it wasn't safe for them to stay," he said. "And that made Elmo really sad and sometimes a bit scared."