Tea Partying Like It’s 1773
Published on: December 16, 2009
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  • You’ve got company in your homelessness, if it’s any consolation (which I know it is). It is impossible for me, living now amid the Third Plutocracy of the United States (TPUS), to come down too hard on aroused citizens even if they act like Know Nothings or worse. Even Mark Twain’s rye humor might fail him if he were alive today to behold our feckless, venal Congress. It is said that the Lord works in strange ways, and it is true. So do American politics, when they work at all. Let us pray.

  • The mass movements are more fun, and more open to reason, than the insular communiites of people who are sure to their bones that they are smarter than everybody else. I will set myself down on the stump next to Huck’s Pa.

    • Walter Russell Mead

      Fair point, but with all due respect to Mr. Finn he’s been involved in some pretty rough activities over the years. Having grown up in the segregated south I’m always going to have a few qualms about vox populi being vox dei, at least in the short term.

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