Tuesday, April 10, 2012
- The End Is ... Far?
I maintain that the American flirtation with the progressive vision is a generational thing and that we'll be done with it as a serious political movement once we're done with the boomers. There is a strong sense of non-linearity to this argument, like when an immune system fights off an illness. You win some days and lose others, and you maybe never really defeat it entirely. But if you're lucky you reach a point where it's held in check at a level low enough to not do you any serious harm. That's my hope anyway, but I confess that forecasting the long term output of non linear feedback mechanisms is not an easy gig.
There are lots of people I respect who disagree with my view. They all say we're, doomed, doomed, doomed... Doomed. But there is a lot of ruin in a nation, and Rome went on for a 1,000 years after the Gallic legions crossed the Rubicon.
My point is, I don't hear no fat lady.
The millennial generation has begun to learn that the progressive vision, as represented by venture capitalist in chief Barak Obama, doesn't jive very well with reality.This may be small potatoes, but if it's dark enough even a tiny flicker of light is welcome.
And it's been pretty dark lately. And if you'll recall, It was hardly a secret, but I did predict that this would happen.