No actual conservative can possibly believe that such radical, sudden change won’t end in tears.
Last week, Theresa May had her first interview since her excruciating speech to her party’s annual conference.
In Britain, meanwhile, Brexit is in exactly the same place — a reactionary policy that is close to impossible to implement without economic and diplomatic catastrophe.
Brexit too was built on Trump-like lies, and a Trump-like fantasy that 50 years of integration with the E. could be magically abolished overnight, and that the Britain of the early 1970s could be instantly re-conjured.
Or he throws a temper tantrum because Obama’s Iran Deal is actually working as promised, and attempting to undermine that as well.
At this point, the agenda is so deranged and destructive almost every sane senior member of his cabinet is trying to rein it in.
(Brief recap: In a pivotal moment after a disastrous and unnecessary election, May, in mid-speech, accepted a recognizable pink slip — the British Form P45 — handed to her by a prankster in the audience, then had a coughing fit that went on and on, then lost her voice altogether, but managed to squeak through to the end while the letters on the slogan behind her randomly fell to the floor.
It was like something out of .) Anyway, she was asked in that interview whether she would vote Leave if the Brexit referendum were conducted today.
These are not conservative reforms, thought-through, possible to implement, strategically planned.
They are the unhinged fantasies of a 71-year-old Fox News viewer imagining he can reconstruct the late 1950s.
There’s a balance here that protects everyone’s free speech — a balance that might be possible in a saner, less tribalized world.
At the very least, defending free speech should not include attacking it as well.
Then there is the news that Drexel University has put a leftist professor, George Ciccariello-Maher, on leave because of threats to the campus from neo-fascists, after the prof tweeted some, er, controversial remarks after the Las Vegas massacre.