Friday, November 12, 2010

Golden State Tarnished

Historian Victor Davis Hanson, writes from his home in rural California for PajamasMedia, about the sad situation in his state. I'm not certain he says anything particularly new, but what he puts together in a sensible, organized fashion is certainly true.

Most people write about California's political gridlock, Hanson doesn't bother. He lists the things many of us know are wrong but also know we must not talk about, lest we be labeled racists or environment-destroyers. Hanson concludes:
Privately millions of all races and ethnic backgrounds, including millions of liberals and Hispanics, are terribly worried. (snip) There are only so many gimmicks left. Either our Governor-elect and veteran liberal Jerry Brown will have to do a Nixon to China, or the Republican House will have to let us go broke and cut off the cash. Either way, it should be an interesting ride.
In this context, "interesting" means the same thing it means in the old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times."