Pearls Before Swine


Roland Stahl
November, 2020


     “But in the end it wasn’t enough to mollify fears of an ascendant left hell bent on entrenching itself in power and enacting institutional reforms that would enable it to lead a moral, political, and cultural revolution.” ~ Damon Linker, The Week

     Fears??  Fears that sleepy Joe Biden is a Trojan Horse for Bernie Sanders and Creeping Socialism?  For Heaven’s sake ~ the only possible chance this world has of surviving the next ten or twenty years is for an ascendant left hell bent on entrenching itself in power and enacting institutional reforms that would enable it to lead a moral, political, and cultural revolution.  Nothing short of that will be of any use at all.  The times are a-changing, and if you can’t lend a hand, please get out of the way.  

     And by the way, for many years I have been harping on the Ranked Choice Voting issue as representing the only possible salvation for Democracy as a political institution.  And then I see that it is actually currently in use in Maine, and was even on the ballot in Massachusetts!  But they voted it down!  There it was, presented to them on a silver platter as the solution for constipated politics by entrenched and constipated old men ~ Ranked Choice Voting, and suddenly every voice can be heard!  But they simply trampled it under their feet, pearls before swine.  

     “Oh, good!  I’m so glad we voted down that Communist plot called Ranked Voting!   Oh, no; we certainly don’t want any more Choice going on in our electoral politics!  Everything is just fine the way it is.”



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