Bull Session—Dan Patrick Repeats: Let’s Get Busy Living (And Get Busy Dying)
The isolation of quarantine, the daily barrage of deaths, the hazy uncertainty of the future: these are times that test the fortitude of our personal doctrines. Some Texans have found a redoubled strength in the belief that a higher power will pull us through, or in a stoic acceptance of the moment. For others, pandemic has led to a complete recalibration of personal philosophies. Take Dan Patrick, who lately seems to have descended into full-blown nihilism. A month ago Texas’s lieutenant governor said that “lots of grandparents” would be willing to die for the economy out of patriotic duty and the grim acceptance that their lives were nearly over anyway. Despite the backlash those comments received, Patrick doubled down on that assertion this week, gazing…View Original Post
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