I wrote this 6 months ago – more relevant now even than then “When those who are said to know better entertain the possibility that a “girls” sign hung on a door is a hate crime; maybe that’s the moment for a reality check. And isn’t that where the people are leading us, this of all weeks?”
There’s something funny going on in America these days. Lots of chatter, as there always is – but this year it’s got the green smell of panic to it. Bewilderment. Folks are perplexed. Of course, the collapsing of an old order and the emergence of a new is sure to generate a lot of controversy. The pundits are ablaze, this is their finest hour! No need for insight or clarity – shock will do, vitriol, rage. Befuddlement.
They are the only ones surprised.
The old order, which they pretend to mourn, was moribund – we killed it, those of us who shrugged and wandered off. Those of us who assumed the republic would always abide – that people would always be safe, choose security; that they would come back, like they always have. We who believed that progress – hollow and vapid – would cease to motivate. Truth is we…
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