Neoliberal Mentality

The funniest tweet in the world I found on Mike’s blog is also the perfect encapsulation of what I mean by neoliberal mentality.

I have no doubt that the author is a passionate progressive.

If the link doesn’t open, here’s the tweet on Mike’s blog.

Another Revolutionary Scam

One thing more reliable than death and taxes is that every Latin American revolutionary will turn into a corrupt tin-pot dictator two seconds after getting in power.

I remember how Ortega and the sandinistas were lionized in the USSR. Of course, it was nothing compared with how wealthy US lefties lionize them still but it was always clear that this “revolution” was yet another scam.

The Ortega hoodlums are beating priests, killing students, torturing protesters, and robbing the country blind as they introduce one insane austerity scheme after another.

All Latin American leftists are grifters and dictators in the making. But hey, so are all their opponents.

Complexity

Yesterday I had lunch with somebody who thinks Ivanka Trump is a wonderful, intelligent, accomplished person who’d make a great president.

Then I had dinner with somebody who thinks Adam Schiff is a wonderful, intelligent, accomplished person who’d make a great president.

Let nobody think my life lacks complexity.

I’m thinking of introducing these two dear friends to each other. Give their lives some complexity, too.