There comes a time in any house-packing process when the computer is one the last things standing unpacked and has to meet its Fate.
That moment has come.
I leave you with this wonderful piece by Victor Hanson Davis, about the Left’s raging against reality in Greece, California and many other places too:
Oz is over with and the Greeks are furious at “them.” Furious in the sense that everyone must be blamed except themselves.
So they protest and demonstrate that they do not wish to stop borrowing money to sustain a lifestyle that they have not earned—but do not wish to cut ties either with their EU beneficiaries and go it alone as in the 1970s. So they rage against reality…
What strikes me is not that leftism does not work, but that when it is indulged and doesn’t work, its beneficiaries scream at the unfairness of it all—in the fashion that a theorist who claimed 2 plus 2 equals 5 blames the construct of mathematics because his equation is not true. Why don’t Germans just give Greeks the hundreds of billions of euros that they “owe” them?
That utter, profound uncivilisational irrationality is heard intoned every day on the BBC. It’s running out of road, course, but when heavy ugly things run out of road they tend to crash in a heavy ugly way.
And as a very final but not unrelated treat, here is Mark Steyn summarising every key issue in the world in ten minutes:
HH: Elections 2010.
MS: The great repudiation, as the cover of the Claremont Review of Books says. And it marks what is still the distinguishing feature between the United States and other Western democracies.
Unlike what’s happening in Iceland, Bulgaria and Latvia and Greece, and France, and the United Kingdom, this was the only country where people took to the streets to say we could do just fine if the government did less for us. And that was what that vote on November the 2nd was about.
Now, which plug in all that mass of wiring behind the desk gets yanked first? This one shoul