Paul From Minneapolis

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

A Basic Thought

In the wake of 9-11, the forces of rebellion and dissent in this country suddenly lost their moral right not to be dissented from and rebelled against. (They may never have had it.) They still haven’t gotten used to that or worked an awareness of their own fallibility into their worldviews.

That side having gone under-rebelled-against is the reason the task the nation faces of doing so is more urgent right now than the old-fashioned task of rebelling against the stuff the natural-born dissenters typically select.

Or, I’m a nasty old fascist crank.