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Liberalism’s Orwellian Children

MadMaya Wrote: Nov 03, 2012 5:45 PM
For a great look at how Al Gore profited from his "soft-hearted" stance on ethanol, see The Wall Street Journal, November 27, 2010. It also gives a nice concise history of ethanol politics.

With Halloween now in our rearview mirror, I find myself recalling when it used to be such a pleasant and harmless affair, with images of Peanuts characters dressed as witches or paper-bag shrouded scamps or hobgoblins (whatever they are) trudging from door to door, emitting the obligatory “Trick or Treat,” knowing that the tricks were non-existent and treats were plentiful, sometimes even nutritious? Can’t get scarier than that.

You can, of course. Halloween has since degenerated into a witch’s Sabbath of severed heads, bursting entrails, walls dripping blood—in fact, everything sort of oozes blood these days—all in a grotesquerie of...