Gore Vidal — American Novelist born on October 03, 1925, died on July 31, 2012

Gore Vidal was an American writer and a public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing. As Eugene Louis Vidal, he was born to a political family; his maternal grandfather, Thomas Pryor Gore, served as United States senator from Oklahoma. As Gore Vidal, he was a Democratic Party politician who twice sought elected office; first to the United States House of Representatives, then to the U.S. Senate... (wikipedia)

Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die.
The genius of our ruling class is that it has kept a majority of the people from ever questioning the inequity of a system where most people drudge along, paying heavy taxes for which they get nothing in return.
Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences.
By the time a man gets to be presidential material, he's been bought ten times over.
Friends, there is no Left in American politics.