The international news gets darker and darker. Like anyone with a decent knowledge of history, I can’t decide what year of the 1930s we’re emulating – or who is playing what role. Is North Korea Nazi Germany or does that part fall to Iran? Are the Israelis the Czechs or the Poles?
Are we in 1930? 1931? 1937? How close to the conflagration are we?
The Abyss beckons.
North Korea has torpedoed a South Korea warship. What price will they pay for this act of war? The administration would prefer to ignore it, but in Asia, the concept of honor – “face” – still has meaning. South Korea cannot afford to let this affront stand.
The Euro is disintegrating and the entire economy of Europe trembles. The statesmen in London, Paris and Berlin are powerless as political instability makes their own hold on power tenuous at best. Who can rise to leadership in these circumstances? England has an awkward coalition, Germany’s leader is now reviled by her own party and France is…France.
Despite having held the spigot wide open for more than a year, despite billions of dollars pumped into the economy, deflation is beginning to rear its ugly head here in the U.S.
Last week the thought entered my head – buy gold, guns and seed crops. Then I saw this link on Instapundit.
Meanwhile, Miss America is a Muslim from Dearborn. I didn’t watch the pageant (I never do) so I don’t care much for the commentary one way or the other. Donald Trump clearly wants people to pay attention and if this is what it takes to boost ratings, good for him.
Last night Sithkitten proposed the Question of the Day: If she’s murdered for insulting Islam, will anyone care?
I’d say no, not really. The usual suspects will note that she was awfully provocative, and anyway beauty pageants are awful and should be banned outright. I expect NOW will make some sort of “Of course we deplore violence against women BUT…” statement, thus completing the final act of feminism’s self-betrayal.
Those whose eyes are already open, on the other hand, will simply nod in grim acknowledgement and buy more bullets. They are out there – I even heard an advertisement for them on WJR in Detroit.
Still, it’s a dispiriting way to start the week.
I try to be an optimist, but the administration is making it harder every day…