Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Death of Irony

I sent this around to a few friends:

It sparked the following discussion with one of them:

I've snipped the exchange there, but he immediately accepted the point. Most people never would. And many would be infuriated by my even-handedness to begin with (for example, the sane and brilliant Benjamin Wittes, a national treasure, was just run off Twitter for daring to suggest that one of the lines of attack against Brett Kavanaugh might be unreasonable).

God bless Mother Russia for fanning the flames on both sides. If you've never seen the Twilight Zone episode "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street", you will need to do so to endure the years ahead:

Twilight Zone - The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street on Vimeo.

Trump is awful, but the backwash will be far worse (as Russia fully understands, while we, in our pique, do not). 

Will we human beings ever learn to react to extremism with enlightened moderation rather than with reciprocal extremism?

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