Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,
The abiding enigma of this tormented era remains: why has the thinking class of America abandoned thinking?
The answer is: it’s the reaction to their own failure.
Failure to do what? To produce the utopia that Gnostic liberalism promised – a perfect world based on altering human nature. The result is an essentially religious hysteria, like the witch frenzies of Medieval Europe that were sometimes provoked by ergot poisoning – a fungus with toxic psychotropic properties that grew on the harvested rye, inducing frightful hallucinations in the villagers, who then lashed out at their perceived supernatural antagonists. Trump in our time is the ergot on the bread of our politics. And Russia is the witch.
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 14, 2017.