Saturday, October 5, 2013
That means that the August 1914 scenario exists on these little microcosm levels.
Someone attacks an allied blogger, and his or her friends join in to support them. That's a right and proper thing, a friend who doesn't support you at times like that is playing Neville Chamberlain to Czechoslovakia in September of 1938, and we all know how well that worked out.
But like August 1914, more and more allies get drawn in until the thing gets out of control. Everyone is doing right, and being "stand up." There just doesn't seem to be any way to stop it.
I guess all those historians who run down the Europeans for letting WWI get going never did any blogging.