Idiocracy Arrives Much Earlier Than Anticipated

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

Difficult for me to find much fault in this Jeff Rice column, keep hoping to wake up like Bobby Ewing and discover last season was a dream.

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2 Responses to Idiocracy Arrives Much Earlier Than Anticipated

  1. Greg Forster says:

    Read through selections of Democracy in America with a student group this semester. Final section on the danger of tyranny in a democracy rang a lot of bells. Tocqueville said the single most valuable thing for an aspiring dictator in a democracy would be that he be a man of the people, of humble origins and fighting against the special privileges of the powerful. I suggested that perhaps Trump’s vulgarity and irrationality inoculate him in this regard against his most important political vulnerability: the fact that he was born to money. He acts like some Old Money elderly lady’s crude, patronizing stereotype of trailer trash that’s come into money.

  2. matthewladner says:

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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