What a fascinating universe we mortals find ourselves hurtling through! Experts scoffed at mile-per-minute human travel, warning that the traveller's face would peel off precisely at 60 mph. Then they said heavier-than-air flight was a pipedream, and now our economy cannot survive without it. (Free peoples are such enterprising, barrier-breaking bastards, aren't they!)
But what I find peculiar is a more persistant habit we humans can't shake; the strange mixture of pride and forgetfulness. How often has one society conquered some evil, just to fall to some other evil, and have that evil vanquished by another society, but you look around, and that one's gone, too?
If you look at the big picture, you just have to laugh at the Allies of 1918. "Oh yeah, scoreboard! This'll never happen again, not in a million years!" (sound of one person clapping slowly) Bravo, fellas. Bra-vo.
But let's take it back about fifty years. The War on Slavery (thank you publik skool) was an unmitigated success, right? Slavery is dead forever, at least in North America ... right? Hmm, oh we forgot to let vote and otherwise participate in America. Happy belated greetings, anyway. Okay, NOW we're done with slavery.
If it seems like I'm going all catty-wumpus, meandering through so many corners of my mind, let me tell you something; I was going to have a nice, orderly piece on immigration and the borders, but some people just won't listen.
I'm sure senators on both sides of the aisle are being pounded by these talk-radio people who don't even know what's in the bill...leadership will have to be prepared to do what needs to be done.
Poor Mr. Martinez, the RNC Chairperson must feel just like Stalin as he signed that treaty with Germany. This is Martinez's quote, not Stalin's: "It gives people confidence that security really will be there."
What the hell is THAT supposed to mean? Do "senators on both sides of the aisle" only listen to "talk-radio people" and completely ignore their constituency, or is it just you, Trenton?
Lord knows D. Crockett had to deal with some corazones grandes in his day. Of course, most in the D/RNC are Stalinists in the end.