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Cultural Suicide Is Painless

Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness

Wall Street may run the world, but it certainly does not run the NYC government. Electronic capital really does still have human legs and when the proverbial suited investor thinks he will be infected, short of toilet paper, or assaulted on the street, he leaves, taking his laptop with him. The story of all Dark Ages is that when civilizations finally prefer suicide, they do it easily, and the remnants flock to the countryside to preserve what they can—allowing the cities to go on with their ritual self-destruction.  So it has begun to seem this endless summer.