exactly - and I thank him
Where's Our Panama Canal?
in the CNN studio today, with an earpiece jammed in one ear and a
microphone clipped to my jacket, the disembodied voice of some CNN guest
urgently proposing that the government take advantage of historically
low borrowing rates to invest in infrastructure howled in my ear.
Without a monitor, the voice had no body belonging to it. It was the
muse of liberalism. The idiot angel standing on the shoulder of Uncle
Sam crying out, "Spend, spend, spend."
CNN is irrelevant, but in the ugly Time Warner Center, part shopping
mall, part unfinished pile of construction equipment arranged to look
like two skyscrapers, defacing the view outside Central Park, it's all
that matters. In the CNN bubble, it's still vitally important and
incredibly influential, even if its most influential moment in the last
ten years consisted of two shameless doughy buffoons screaming at each
other about gun control.
If America ever goes the way of CNN, then it too will be reduced to some
badly designed urban skyscrapers full of important people talking
importantly about issues while outside the world has moved on. The
disembodied voice in the backlit wilderness cries out that we must
invest more in infrastructure. "America built the Panama Canal. They
said it couldn't be done and it revolutionized commerce." read the rest