A quote from my old buddy (he said something nice to me in an e-mail once – he might have been sarcastic) Hunter S. Thompson.

“…. that sense of inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. . . .

So now, less than five years later, you can go up on a steep hill in Las Vegas and look West, and with the right kind of eyes you can almost see the high-water mark—that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back.”

Nixon won 49 States in the election that followed. High water mark indeed.

Which brings me to this Atlantic article, Why the Left Is So Afraid of Jordan Peterson. Now I could dissect the article and critique its points. But lets just cut to the chase.

But there is no coherent reason for the left’s obliterating and irrational hatred of Jordan Peterson. What, then, accounts for it?

It is because the left, while it currently seems ascendant in our houses of culture and art, has in fact entered its decadent late phase, and it is deeply vulnerable.

So what will it be “flavor of the week favored” or “I’m making the pie much bigger and everyone can get a piece” ? I think we will see “earned pie” ascendant. Or as a famous Democrat once said. “It’s the economy, stupid.” And he was right. Will he be right this time? We will know in about 3 months.

Update: 10 August 2018 0611z

An interesting video about how the current moral panic about Alex Jones et. al. is duping Democrats into being corporate shills. The troops are fighting for what they think is a moral issue. The people who are using them are fighting for corporate profits.

( About 17 minutes )