The Nuclear Briefcase
There can be no action or event more symbolic of the demise of the nation-state than the President of the US letting a bunch of drunk jerks get photographed and Facebooked with the nuclear briefcase.
But as long as people are entertained by the news of federal authorities hunting and deporting a bunch of waiters and lawn mowers, they will actually believe that this administration is all about strengthening and not dismantling the nation-state.
It’s weird for me to see how easily people hate somebody who is poorer and more miserable than they are and how incapable they are of directing their anger against the rich and the bratty. I can’t muster any animosity against the illegal Carloses and Marias because hell, they are just trying to stay afloat any way they can. Legal, illegal – they are just a bunch of poor schmucks.
But the rich fuckers footballing the nuclear briefcase between bouts of drunken laughter- the rage I feel against them is enormous.