A better title for a summary of The Cat in the Bag might be something like “Synopsis” or “Prologue”. Why use the term “paradigm shift”? Isn’t it just another overworked buzz word from the late twentieth century?
Maybe so, but in this case, the terminology fits. The Cat in the Bag describes a fundamental change in the way we view American politics. There is something different going on, and it is seen in its purest form through the actions and methods of the Democratic Party in the early twenty-first century.
A political party, you might think, is nothing more than a way of organizing people to facilitate governmental action. Political parties help bring order to chaotic affairs. That’s the conventional belief.
The Democratic Party brings much more to the table. This book examines the themes of the Democratic Party and the way they are employed to generate anti-Republican sentiment in America. It shows how the themes influence our culture and create emotions that tend to blur the distinction between religion and politics.
It’s time to fasten your seatbelts!