Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Dissolve the People

This is the loveliest thing I think I've seen in ages. From an article in the Wall Street Journal (link from IP):

On June 17, 1953, workers in the Russian Zone of East Berlin had risen up against the regime, and one of its top apparatchiks distributed a leaflet,

Stating that the people
Had forfeited the confidence of the government
And could win it back only
By redoubled efforts.

About which Brecht observed,

. . . Would it not be easier
In that case for the government
To dissolve the people
And choose itself another?

It is surely what America's cultural top drawer would like to do themselves.
Hence, secession. Not just from the red states, but from the red portions of all of the blue states as well... perhaps a secession with a dash of deportation?