Republicans have made questions of how safe we are — from disease, terrorism or something unspoken and perhaps more ominous — central in their attacks against Democrats. Their message is decidedly grim: President Obama and the Democratic Party run a government that is so fundamentally broken it cannot offer its people the most basic protection from harm.That's pretty standard stuff: it was the Donks staking out that position in 2006. The economy cratered in 2007. It goes beyond the usual political posturing: see Sgt. Mom at Chicago Boyz, anticipating "a crisis or bundle of intersecting catastrophies." Or, as we have it at Cold Spring Shops, a saecular Crisis. something very different from the usual get-headlines-by-calling-a-situation-a-crisis "crisis."
THEY ARE NOT IMMUNE FROM THE SAECULUM.
I've discovered a site called Elite Daily, which appears to be propaganda for Millennial Obamaphiles (the ones that haven't been mugged enough by reality yet.) Among the feel-good stories: The Headlines are Sad, But Life Is Good. "With poverty, war, disease, violence and intolerance on the decline across the globe, there are many good reasons to be happy." Yes, and life is a cabaret, old chum. The New York Times, predictably, seeks to make the malaise political.