Can you believe it? We now have a “bird flu action plan” that’s going to cost the country over $7 billion. Amazing.
Last week Peggy Noonan had a great column in the Online Journal about how things aren’t feeling quite right around here any more.
I think that a lot of people are carrying around in their heads, unarticulated and even in some cases unnoticed, a sense that the wheels are coming off the trolley and the trolley off the tracks.
That in some deep and fundamental way things have broken down and can’t be fixed, or won’t be fixed any time soon.
That our pollsters are preoccupied with “right track” and “wrong track” but missing the number of people who think the answer to “How are things going in America?” is “Off the tracks and hurtling forward, toward an unknown destination.”
Today’s bird flu headline just confirms it. Talk about cognitive dissonance!