I passed an acquaintance of mine in the hall today - a rather soft, self-indulgent young fellow who has always struck me as possessing an unearned amount of esteem for his own intelligence - and I greeted him with a routine, "How's it going?" He paused a moment and said, "Ok, I guess. Just enjoying the last two months of America."
As he entered the men's room, I could not suppress murmuring the word "dumbass". Yet this is typical of so many of the bright young things whose knowledge of practically everything was formed within the inside-the-beltway echo chamber. It is doubtless unchristian of me, but I find the absolute shock being experienced by all these (formerly) complacent and smug cogs in the wheel of Leviathan to be extremely gratifying. And who knows? Perhaps a small handful will actually gain some wisdom from recent events.