Saturday, January 7, 2012

The people must be led! (Driven! Pushed! Forced!)

"The Left’s growing support for a soft authoritarianism", notes Fred Siegel and Joel Kotkin @ City Journal, "is reminiscent of the 1930s, when many on both right and left looked favorably at either Stalin’s Soviet experiment or its fascist and National Socialist rivals. Tom Friedman of the New York Times recently praised Chinese-style authoritarianism for advancing the green agenda."

Just to cite one example of the exasperation that the the ruling class has for the democratic process. There are many others as well, sadly.