“THE END OF THE ERA OF STRATEGIC PATIENCE”
Pence said that yesterday, and it sums up our era: conservatives have ended the era of paternal patience. At some point the father decides the child is a net loss if left to his own devices, while the mother preserves motherly blindness, empathy, and hope.
I called the previous generations of conservatives and libertarians the ‘hopeful’ era, and that our era is defined by our loss of hope.
Our loss of hope can be seen in our initial optimism, increasing frustration, last ditch efforts, and finally, our loss of hope, and our development of conviction.