Nobody asked but …
I may be wrong, but don’t blights actually fizzle out? The elm blight actually dies when all the elms are gone?
But the state persists, more as the situation worsens. Venezuela, and its failed government are still there. France will still be there when the yellow vested ones have gone home. The USA is doing well, seemingly, with a $21 trillion debt and waves of Mickey Mouse political regimes. Speaking of Mickey Mouse, has North Korea rejected its emperor yet? How long was Rome’s fall, and has it hit bottom yet? Have state churches expunged all of their child molesters yet?
Human beings are the most benighted of the blighted. Like a bird that beats its own brains out against a window that reflects the sky, we know we are going wrong but we cannot stop.
— Kilgore Forelle