Suicide is tricky. For the individual, it promises an absolute end to a certain kind of temporal pain, sure — but then, just as quickly, it transfers that pain onto others. And according to its algebra, the multipliers can be huge.
The DJT era is going to be one of tremendous, radical change, a bold return to that far-flung America that existed before the counterculture, when this country was not only the greatest manufacturing and industrial power in the world, but also the producer of great art and culture.
Today, I got a congratulations text from my editor about a column that just came out in The New York Times. It was by Ross Douthat, a Novus Ordo neocon Trump Denier. I had to load it to see what he was even talking about. I didn’t write it and my name wasn’t mentioned in it — but, I discovered well enough, my ideas were.