I'm really not sure what I think about this, but it's worth watching if only to know a little more about what's just over the horizon
(via Savage Minds, which has a lot more to say)
Yup, to just about every word. Grim times. Envoi: “Whether the country I once wanted to represent was ever there in the form I imagined is a question I’ll leave to the historians. What I can say is that it’s sure not there now. What remains, angry or depressed, has made for a toxic brew as well as the most dispiriting election of my life…”
don't miss this one! The Cacophonous Quarter: erhu, tin whistle pests, even a Welsh harpist
This certainly rings true to my jaundiced ear:
It’s really too late for both parties. They’re unreformable. They’ve squandered their legitimacy just as the US enters the fat heart of the long emergency. Neither of them have a plan, or even a single idea that isn’t a dodge or a grift. Both parties tout a “recovery” that is just a cover story for accounting chicanery and statistical lies aimed at concealing the criminally-engineered national bankruptcy that they presided over in split shifts. Both parties are overwhelmingly made up of bagmen for the companies that looted America.