Tick, Tick, Boom?

Billy Beck’s most recent post Portents, in full.

You heard it from me first, ladies and gentlemen “All politics in this country is now merely rehearsal for full-blast civil war.”

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 11/10 at 05:35 PM
  1. There are bozo’s on both sides and all through the middle too, so when this thing goes down I’m gonna step even further back out of the way and let the cannibals have at it. Then when the dust settles bring out the street sweeper and eradicate the left over scourges. The level of bullshit all around in the country is appalling. I mean seriously, there are way too many people jamming their fat noses all in other peoples business and all of this must come to an abrupt halt, immediately if not sooner. Everybody already has a fulltime job running their own life and has no time at all to be bothering other people so all of them need to just leave, one way or another. Jesus christ, this country has turned into a land of bickering, spoiled little brats.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/11  at  11:20 AM
  2. What do you mean “now”? smile

    Politics in a democracy consists of two armies showing up on the same battlefield, counting each other, and then the smaller army surrendering and going home for two years without actually bothering to fight the battle first.

    The difference between “politics” and “full-blast civil war” has never been more or less than that third step, wherein the presumptive losers preemptively surrender. Drop that last step from the agenda, and you’ve got war.

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/11  at  02:08 PM
  3. “Jesus christ, this country has turned into a land of bickering, spoiled little brats.”

    There is a reason for that, Don.  Consider this: I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, one could still now & then hear the sharp admonishment: “Mind your own business!”

    When was the last time you heard that?

    This is socialism: when nobody can mind their own business.  And what you pointed out is where it naturally goes, until that “bickering” runs all the way to real shooting.

    Sooner or later.

    Posted by wjbiii@frontiernet.net  on  11/11  at  03:18 PM
  4. “when I was growing up, one could still now & then hear the sharp admonishment: “Mind your own business!””

    When I was growing up, a common retort to someone telling another what to do was either “make me”, or “I can do what I want, it’s a free country”.

    You never hear either anymore, even as posturing.

    Posted by kylben  on  11/11  at  03:55 PM

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