Netflix’s Mitt Documentary

What struck me in this movie was Mitt Romney’s dedication to picking up trash. Just before his first debate, he was picking up trash outside his hotel room. On election night, he was picking up trash around the room. Somehow I don’t think Barack Obama spent much time picking up trash.

Those values of cleanliness and concern for others are not evenly distributed around the world. When I went to Israel, I was struck by how trash was strewn around, though in the Ashkenazi strongholds, there wasn’t much trash.

Picking up trash is an important value and not everyone has it. After Tea Party rallies, for instance, there’s little trash left, while after Occupy Wall Street rallies, there’s massive filth.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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