An analect to elect by

by J.A. Myerson

Checking out The Analects for the first time since my first semester in Annandale. Came across this:

The Duke Ai asked, saying, “What should be done in order to secure the submission of the people?” Confucius replied, “Advance the upright and set aside the crooked, then the people will submit. Advance the crooked and set aside the upright, then the people will not submit.”

With a kakistocracy like this one, the people have yet to decide that they will not submit. Except some of them.

Who knew Confucius was the proto-Chris Hayes. Speaking of which, his new show, Up w/ Chris Hayes (bit of a self-congratulatory title, don’t you think?) had a very impressive debut weekend, and his guests tomorrow include the sterling Liliana Segura. Do watch, if you’re up that early.