I haven't said anything about Baltimore because everyone is saying what they always say:
All it really tells me "Yadda-yadda," which I already knew. We've apparently got ourselves a generation with a statistically-significant number of folks in it for whom "tomorrow" is a meaningless abstraction, along with "property" and "hope." Why? Who knows; it's too late to fix it anyway. Rounding them all up and tossin' 'em into jail just confirms their dismal lack of expectations.
Historically, one "solution" that usually emerges organically is to hold a nice little war. As the planet is all out of Wogs and the French (traditional foes of all right-thinking Anglophones, recent historical aberrations notwithstanding) are off the table, that leaves only bloody-handed bastards in the Middle East with a brand of insanity that makes our homegrown nihilists look like Girl Scouts -- and who they are as likely to join up with as to oppose.
"Yadda-yadda interesting times." Sheesh.
5 months ago