Friday, May 22, 2020

The great divide …

… Scenes From the Class Struggle in Lockdown – Peggy Noonan. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Meanwhile some governors are playing into every stereotype of “the overclass.” On Tuesday Pennsylvania’s Tom Wolf said in a press briefing that those pushing against the shutdown are cowards. Local officials who “cave in to this coronavirus” will pay a price in state funding. “These folks are choosing to desert in the face of the enemy. In the middle of a war.” He said he’ll pull state certificates such as liquor licenses for any businesses that open. He must have thought he sounded uncompromising, like Gen. George Patton. He seemed more like Patton slapping the soldier. No sympathy, no respect, only judgment.
What a douche.

1 comment:

  1. The Wall Street Journal speaking poorly of the overclass is like L.L. Bean speaking poorly of the overshoe, only more so. The Journal can hardly have forgotten its business model, but it seems to hope that we have.