Sunday, May 02, 2010

The Big Alienation

Peggy Noonan's column in the WSJ on Saturday, May 1st, (link this heading) entitled The Big Alienation is right on the money.  However, who is paying attention? We are seeing big demonstrations for and against control of illegal immigration - my guess is these will escalate as we near the November elections and considering the passion that this issue inspires, it is not a stretch to predict that violence will escalate.  

Our elected officials and their minions sit on their hands and leverage the hate and fear - sending union mobsters to quell the concerned citizens.  There was a time when politicians were dragged from their palaces of privilege and "tarred and feathered" in the streets.  Are we approaching that level of frustration?  

Doris Kearns Goodwin opined, in the closing chapters of her magnificent book, No Ordinary Time - about the Roosevelt’s in wartime;  “It may well be true that social revolution is not possible without war or violent internal upheaval. These provide a unity of purpose and opportunity for change that are rarely present in more tranquil times.”