You know, I think there exists a group of people who secretly want the nation to go to war with itself. I’m not just talking about the tin-foil crackpots who hide fertilizer in their basements. I mean otherwise regular people, on both sides of politics, who are waiting for us to ignite some kind of flashpoint with our gridlock, or our stock market, or our healthcare. We live in a dangerous time that requires some serious steps; that goes without saying. But I’m increasingly convinced that folks can reach a point when fear becomes a wish.
(Originally posted January 12, 2014)