Hey, we finally made it to Summer!
I got the Binary Blues. The Lowdown Gut Bucket Binary Blues. I kindly ask you to hear me out.
Binary. Either 1 or 2. (Or either 0 or 1, if you’re really into this stuff.) Either A or B. Either black or white. Two and only two choices. All in or all out.
Bat guano crazy or bat guano crazier. There’s your full roster. These would all seem to be kind of limited options, wouldn’t you say?
This is what Slim Pickens would have called a boxed canyon. No way out.
The sample size is now sufficient and the evidence is conclusive. Our two-party system is now a dismal failure, and is THE impediment blocking a return to sanity.
Reduced to picking between two and only two unacceptable options, rational Americans have effectively been disenfranchised, and are understandably frustrated and even depressed.
Our two-and-only-two party system has created two anti-polar universes, each continuously and disdainfully repelling the other.
The vacuum has been filled only by Crazy and Crazier. When sanity is not welcome, insanity is all that walks through the door.
Our two-party system rewards and even demands extremism at the exclusion of reason.
Only extremists need apply in the two parties’ respective primaries, guaranteeing that it’s Nut Job vs. Nut Job in general elections, including local school board elections. Don’t kid yourself. Local school board elections are now purely tribal escalations of our national culture wars.
It’s broke. We must fix it or perish.
Yeah, I got the Lowdown Gut Bucket Binary Blues.
You want crazy? We now have “Republicans” declaring war on “Republicans” about who is more Republican and who is not Republican, when the truth is there IS no Republican party anymore. Hunting licenses? No permits required? No bag limits? RINO hunting? Actual and credible death threats?
Crazy Is Not Cool. And we have zero chance of climbing out of this hole until we make it clear that crazies of all stripes are gonna have to eat their lunch all by themselves.
The Uvalde school massacre happened 28 days ago. We have now been fed 28 different stories. This is a disgrace, and an insult to the 21 victims and their families. I am always hesitant to use the “c” word. But there are some folks in this tragedy/travesty who are looking pretty cowardly, not to mention incompetent.
We already have a global water crisis. A global food crisis is now looming. Those of you who have ever used a history book for something other than a beer coaster know that this is when pretty much everybody starts killing pretty much everybody else.
Hot fun in the summertime, right?