“It’s 1968 All Over Again”
Headline on Victor Davis Hanson’s column from today’s National Review Online (10/12/17)
Hanson is an excellent military historian who, like most historians who write for partisan periodicals, is very hit and miss when it comes to reading current events. Today’s column is mostly a miss, mainly because he poses the headline’s sentiment as a question rather than a statement of fact and because he thinks, yes, it’s all come ’round again but we might just get through it.
Of course, my loyal readers have been repeatedly warned. Nothing’s coming around “again.” We never walked away from ’68 and we never will. Pushing it all under the rug for the duration of the Frozen Silence (1980–2016, R.I.P.) merely sustained various delusions, which are now becoming harder to sustain almost by the hour. (And, of course, Peace be upon those of you still sustaining.)
I don’t claim any particular prescience or acuity.
All I do is listen to the voices.
All the voices.
Ya’ll get ready now. Devil’s still woke and pretty soon, all ya’ll chilluns gonna live where I do….
…Be a damn shame if the Lord isn’t walking by your side when that day comes.