Friday, September 09, 2016

Suicide vs. Crapshoot election?

Increasing numbers of conservatives, at least, seem to be seeing it that way. A writer under the moniker of Publius Decius Mus, in "The Flight 93 Election" in the Clairmont Institute's online Review (CRB, September 5, 2016), writes:
2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You—or the leader of your party—may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.

Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances.
The author then goes on to address the apparent lack of sense of crisis and urgency among fellow conservatives and to argue, compellingly at points, that -- essentially -- the jig is up.