Many years ago, I did a post noting how extraordinarily scatalogical the true believers on the Left are. To me, that obsession with fecal matter bespeaks a certain, how shall I say it?, immaturity. It’s all of a piece with what Diana West writes about in her book, The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization. Given that America’s adults live in a perpetual state of arrested development, why should we be surprised that they so often manifest that Freudian stage that sees normal 2 year olds of both sexes, and boys up to about 12 years old, perpetually fascinated with fecal matter.
What saddens me, because it’s yet another sign of our country’s imbecilic decay, is that this formerly subterranean fixation has now percolated onto the ballot of a major American city. San Francisco voters have placed on the ballot an initiative to rename a sewage treatment plant after George Bush:
San Francisco voters will be asked to decide whether to name a city sewage plant in honor of President Bush, after a satiric measure qualified for the November ballot Thursday.
I’m pretty certain the measure will pass. The die-hards will vote for it out of political conviction, a small group of San Franciscans will treat it with the contempt it deserves by voting against it, and the vast middle will either ignore it or vote for it as a great joke.
At the end of the day, the party of poop will be ascendant. They’ll have made their little scatological political statement and our entire democracy will be the poorer for this expression of crass immaturity at the ballot box.
Hat tip: Spiff