The words “depressing,” or even “apocalyptic” don’t seem to do justice to today’s news. I’ve heightened my own anxiety by downloading to my smart phone an Israeli app called “Red Alert.” Designed for Israelis, it pings their phone every time a rocket attack is launched from Gaza against Israel. The hope is that it buys every citizen a precious few extra seconds to seek shelter. The app has gone off 25 times in the last 18 hours, with it going off three times in just the last hour. The last rockets would have reached Tel Aviv but for Israel’s Iron Dome defense system. My kids call the app irritating, which it is, but I’m trying to get them to understand just a little bit what it’s like to live under siege. Israel, afraid of international condemnation, is just sitting and taking these relentless attacks.
The news overall is depressing. The border crisis Obama engineered, which is going to end with him unilaterally granting amnesty to hundreds of thousands of prospective Democrat voters and current “Cloward-Piven system destroyers” also sits tenuously between depressing and apocalyptic — and that’s not even counting the diseases, drugs, deviants, and criminals included in that vast migration. I keep thinking of the Vandals pouring south into Rome, destroying what was left of the Western half of that once powerful empire.
Interestingly, the same Marinites who are adamantly opposed — and increasingly vocal in their opposition — to any new development in Marin are apparently copacetic with the deluge of future American residents. Talk about NIMBYs.