December 21, 2017

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON OFFERS CHRISTMAS LESSONS FROM CALIFORNIA:

Fix premodern problems before dreaming about postmodern solutions. Loudly virtue-signaling about addressing misdemeanors does not excuse quietly ignoring felonies.

Learn how an entire culture is fed, housed, and fueled before faulting those who address such needs.

Adopt a little humility in admitting that most of the state is an artificial construct of affluent millions living in a delicate ecosystem where nature never intended them to cluster — impossible without constant multibillion-dollar investments in water, agriculture, housing, and transportation.

Remember that voting progressively in the abstract does not automatically translate into living progressively in the concrete.

“Automatically?” For a guy who’s ordinarily such a precise writer, I believe VDH misspelled “will never” incorrectly. But read the whole thing anyhow.

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