Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

What A Day

Snowed, so Thing One was home and I had to drive Thing Two to school at 9:15 when the roads cleared.  Two classes sandwiched around the drive.  Snow shoveling.  And two wrestling meets where we just got pummeled.

So I'm not going to talk about gun control or the NRA's ad or anything else from the news.

I want to make an observation.

Every year I teach the Russian political system and everywhere a certain segment of young men become truly infatuated with Vladimir Putin.

That's just bizarre.

It goes without saying that the young men are almost always conservative politically.  There is a clear link between conservatism and the need for a dominant "daddy" figure.

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