Tuesday, October 19, 2021

He Is Us

How exactly Colin Powell took the position he did as admirable figure in DC is one question, but that his obvious and deliberate lies are treated as, at worst, a regrettable miscalculation, and not the absolutely evil mendaciousness that it was, is largely because "they" are all culpable.

A big reason "bipartisanship" in its literal and broader senses is bad, actually, is because when everyone who matters is to blame then no one actually is. Our system and culture pushes everything in that direction, and Mitch McConnell is doing us a favor by doing his part to break that.

Democrats need to take his offer on that one.