I’m so old, I remember when te Soviet Union fell. I also remember what happened afterwards.
I suppose it makes sense for me to be beset with this sense of deja vu right now, because we live in a truly bizarre time. I honestly feel like we’re watching someone trying to build the USSR after the Berlin wall has crumbled and as everyone is escaping in every possible direction, and some imaginary, in cars that were more or less made of cardboard and spit, and which they drove until they couldn’t drive anymore, which is why Portugal was littered with Trabants.
I know why I’m having that sense of double vision. I keep running into people who talk about our current Junta as though it were an empire for the ages.
Which it would be, if you didn’t take in account a) the quality of the people who have staged…
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