April 29, 2010

The Republic Hath Need of Thee

Carlos Yu on Facebook yesterday: "What this country really needs is William Tecumseh Sherman." He went on:

... leaving a ten-mile wide trail of burned-out mobile homes and meth labs behind him, Sherman paused in his March to the Tea to regroup his forces. Water was always an issue for Sherman's armies, campaigning as they did in the dusty steppes surrounding Bakersfield, in the deserts of Arizona, and throughout the drought-stricken former Confederacy. Nowhere was their lack of water worse than among the abandoned exurban developments of central Florida, where the water table had been permanently damaged...
This, I think, sums up everything admirably.

The Beloved Republic; The Continuing Crises; Modest Proposals

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