Politics Magazine

The Paranoid Style

Posted on the 14 January 2015 by Erictheblue

On Sunday, I caught some of the morning political TV talk while the girls were upstairs playing "Kids."  Nothing but big statements and exclamation points related to the recent events in France. 

The phrase "conservative temperament" formerly referred to something recognizable in public life.  We'd be counselled by "conservatives" to "get a grip" and not jump into the sea on account of The Most Recent Big Thing That Happened.  Those days are gone.  Today, the "conservatives" are the frothing  gesticulators, and the whole country is soaking in the spittle. 

A clash of civilizations!

We must invade Iraq!

If Obama is president for another week, we shall all die of Ebola!

It's gotten so bad that George Will, who once cultivated a public persona made mostly of cool disdain for his intellectual inferiors (a demographic whose members, voting as a bloc, could elect a Democrat president), has thrown in with the shouting rabble.  He's sure that climate science is bunk and that Ebola can be spread by airborne particles, such as are emitted in a sneeze. 

Yes, and twice two would be five if you said so loud enough! Our president has been criticized for having a temperature that runs cool but I think his opponents make that look like a highly desirable trait.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • HCTF Premiere - Slum Summer: Bobby

    HCTF Premiere Slum Summer: Bobby

    Anglo-American indie band Slum Summer pair an American lo-fi garage rock vibe to an English sense for melody on their single Bobby, a taste from their... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Hctf
    ENTERTAINMENT, MUSIC
  • Tony Montana’s White Suit in Scarface

    Tony Montana’s White Suit Scarface

    Al Pacino as Tony Montana in Scarface (1983)VitalsAl Pacino as Tony Montana, impulsive and hotheaded cocaine dealerMiami, Summer 1981Film: Scarface Release Date... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Nguzan
    ENTERTAINMENT, TV & VIDEO
  • China Has Strict New Rules for Climbing Everest

    China Strict Rules Climbing Everest

    With the winter fall climbing season in the Himalaya now behind us and the spring climbing season still a bit far off, you would think there wouldn't be much... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Kungfujedi
    OUTDOORS
  • Managing the Micromanager

    Embed from Getty ImagesMicromanagers want to control every aspect of their employees’ work, down to the smallest detail. They insist on being consulted about... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Candacemoody
    BUSINESS, CAREER
  • 8 Ways To Prepare Yourself For Business Crises Ahead

    Ways Prepare Yourself Business Crises Ahead

    Most entrepreneurs see their new venture as a fun adventure, until the pressures of a cash flow crisis, or a manufacturing quality problem, or a major customer... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Martin Zwilling
    BUSINESS, CAREER
  • Christmas Style: Neutrals + Last Minute Gift Ideas

    Christmas Style: Neutrals Last Minute Gift Ideas

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Meijer. All opinions and thoughts are my own.  Is anyone else having super weird weather where they... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Thesamanthashow
    LIFESTYLE, SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Cup Chronicles Cafe

    Chronicles Cafe

    Cup Chronicles Café is a cozy café located on 12th Main, Indiranagar, Bangalore. The place opened only few weeks back and has managed to attract crowd to try it... Read more

    The 10 December 2018 by   Rohit Dassani
    DINING OUT, FOOD & DRINK

Paperblog Hot Topics

Magazines