Saturday, May 14, 2011

"Establishment Blues"

Greetings dear Readers,

Well. Since we got past all that drama of the VLWC (TM) and the "Blogger Take-down", all appears to be back to normal in our little corner of ex-urbia.

The Studmuffin and I are busy preparing for our upcoming journey to visit NOS in Beijing, before the weather becomes insufferable for my delicate Hesperian (read: damp. fog. chilled) sensibilities. I will post about my experiences and impressions when I return. In the meantime, if you have questions about China, or ideas for a blog post that would interest you about our impending travel, please e-mail me at:
stopshoutingblog {at} gmail {dot} com and I will do my best to answer your inquiries and requests.

In the meantime, do take the time to read this powerful post by Walter Russell Mead, titled "Establishment Blues". Sometimes, another scribe says something so erudite, so powerful, and so timely, that it would be foolish to attempt to duplicate it. It's long, but well worth it.

Establishment Blues

1 comment:

condittori said...

SSB,
Excellent post! Consider that the errors and complete incompetence are a feature of the system, not a bug. Take a look at http://www.libertyzone.com/Communist-Manifesto-Planks.html to see how we are living in a Communist nation. Readers, understand that you are right to be angry, you are right to feel abused by the system because it HAS done these things. You are expected to fork over the dwindling paycheck like a good little serf and watch it get blown on unproductive, bottomless holes like "EBT cards", "school funding", bailouts (hey, where's YOURS?) and all the unseemly and rancid BS that is seeping over the tops of our collective boots. Come election time, clean the filth from your boots by wiping them off at the polls. In the mean time, I am going long metaphorical pitchforks and hoping that it is not too late to turn back the fetid tide of looters.