Understanding The Past Via Our Dark Future

When I read something as self-righteous as the letter written by a member of the “right” as posted at kuro5hin.org, I suddenly understand the reasons why otherwise “normal” people took to the streets in the late 1960’s to protest the establishment. There is a lot of power in a phrase like “God has graciously granted America a reprieve from the agenda of paganism”… does it have the power to turn a moderate into a bomb-throwing SDS/Weather Underground wannabe? Is this the missing Reagan-esque element of the Bush administration that I’ve been pining for? Is it really darkest before the dawn? Maybe… we’ll see.