My primary objection to HRC is that she’s the queen of self-negotiation and incremental baby steps. That might have been necessary in the 1990s, when the Right was on the ascendancy. But right now, the Right is in chaos. It is falling apart. It has never been so vulnerable.
Are people mental or just plain stupid? The Congress is firmly Republican, more and more governorships are falling to the GOP, more and more states go from blue to toss-up to red. In the meanwhile, we sit here fantasizing about an imaginary advantage over people who hold us by the throat and chirp idiotically about political rrrrevolutions.
The nation-state model is eroding, and we have nothing else to offer but the disappearing nation-state. This is not a moment for dumb self-congratulation. This is the time when we need to search frantically for new narratives, not cling to the ancient ones. They are dead. All that keeps them in existence is our nostalgia. It’s time to move on.