Reagan Started It All

JJR wrote on Facebook Oct 1, 2013
re: today's government shutdown...

"One of the ways you can acquire a prion disease is to eat right out of its skull the brains of an infected monkey. We are now seeing the country reeling and jabbering from the effects of the prion disease, but it was during the time of Reagan that the country ate the monkey brains. . ."

I was so naive back then. Here I thought no elected official could be more Hitler-like than Reagan. Then I was sure Newt had him beat. Then it had to be "W."

Who knew they were wusses compared to Ted Cruz, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Paul Ryan, Eric Cantor, ... (I'm tired of typing)?

You're absolutely right, Reagan set it all in motion.

Someone said, "The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."

We stopped being vigilant and the people with no hope, and thus no courage, panicked.

We weren't there to comfort them. We were focused on the surge of progress sweeping the country and didn't devote enough attention to showing them how our visions of a better tomorrow would assuage their fears of today.

We ignored their screams so they just kept escalating.

Now they've wreaked the car and are standing there with a box of matches while the house reeks of gasoline.

For a 3yo, hugging them tightly and not letting them go till they calm down works pretty well to end tantrums.

I don't know what the analogous response would be in this case...

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