That's what Bill Kristol said in his op/ed today in the WaPo. It's like the Lord of the Flies over in the pitched army-tent of the Republican party. Surprisingly enough, I remember some of the main themes from the book:
- If power isn't earned, people WILL abuse it.
- One can cover up his/her inner monster for only so long before it comes out and bites EVERYONE ELSE in the ass.
- If given the chance, people will often seek to degrade those that are weaker in order to improve their own security.
- Fear of the unknown will either lead you to insightful problem-solving, OR straight-up hysteria.
So there ya go. When left to their own devics, people in power will eventually resort of brutal barbarism, incoherent decision-making, and savagery. Everything's going to shit, and Piggy is nowhere to be found. We need his specs to re-ignite the fires of national integrity.
I'll say it again...Moral majority, my ass.