Tick, Tick, Boom?
Billy Beck’s most recent post Portents, in full.
What do you mean “now”?
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.
“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 email@example.com on 11/11 at 02:18 PM
“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 02:55 PM