9/30: the last refuge

by Zachary Caballero

patriotism is the last refuge for the scoundrel and if angels were to govern men, government wouldn’t be necessary because no men are above the law but the law is in limbo or the law is a game of limbo, or the law is limbo, i dunno, I mean i can’t tell you why i bought a paperback copy of the Federalists or why our founding documents are nothing more than a series of serious lists but after watching this season of Homeland, I feel like I’m surrounded by scoundrels, sour sailors swimming in this sovereign sea; the deep structure of any good government is disguised as a promise we call balance but break because sorrow is the only reason we believe in going any further.