October 3, 2007

Anarchy is Loosed Upon the World


It's not Yeats's centre that cannot hold, it's the right wing. For some time now, to quote The Second Coming,

The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.
The Dems betray us with wimpishness while the radio rethugs rush to attack phony soldiers.

Further signs of unraveling: GOP house organ WSJ discovers that business interests no longer trust the GOP. Smart, those corporate business guys. Like all bullies, they can smell fear. Like all cowards, they know when to run.

Worse yet, prosperity engine Wal-Mart is sputtering. Having destroyed America's commercial and social landscape, they're facing the backlash of success: bitter, disappointed customers who find that low price equals low value.

And did we mention that the vaunted greenback, down for the count, may be down for good?

On the positive side, the Pike Place Market is named one of the top ten neighborhoods in America. We can retreat to the high stalls and make our last stand between the fish mongers and the flower vendors.

Posted by Ronald Holden at October 3, 2007 9:01 AM

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