Sow the Wind; Reap the Whirlwind

Today’s Republican Party comprises two major constituencies: a donor class that embraces neoliberal dogma conveniently consistent with greed, and a resentful, suspicious, and insular white working class. The principal tie that binds these otherwise quite different constituencies is a conviction that government is the enemy. Both constituencies are well-represented in Texas, and in consequence Texas has had no particular respect for government programs to ensure safety and health. Sow the wind; reap the whirlwind. Charles P. Pierce, The Chemical Plant Explosion in Texas Is Not an Accident. It’s the Result of Specific Choices, Esquire, August 31, 2017.