Gingrich, Moynihan step down

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Sat, 07 Nov 1998 22:41:44 -0600

Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) was a history professor, a science-fiction fan, even the coauthor of an SF book. He will not run for Speaker and will probably resign from Congress.

Senator Patrick Moynihan (D) was one of the few highly intelligent people in the Senate. He will not run for reelection in 2000.

The shepherds are gone, and with them the last vision beyond the next election. Now the hungry, snuffling pigs rule with their bellies.

It is eery, looking at history, how terribly often the best and brightest are removed or disabled just before the deluge. Someday, I think, historians will look back at this moment and say: "Here marks the decline of the American Pax."

There is now no hope that Congress will act rationally in the coming storm.

Who is John Galt?

--         Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

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