Oh, Oh, Omicron!
The new COVID variant is an excuse for control—the little frisson that comes with the exercise of power and lording it over other people.
By Roger Kimball at American Greatness:
December 4, 2021
Last week, I dusted off my Chinese-flu soapbox and said a word or two about (cue thescary music) the Omicron variant. It sounds like the title of a Robert Ludlum novel, doesn’t it? A friend told me about a parlor game that the journalist Christopher Hitchens and his pals used to play in which the object was to contrive names for Shakespeare’s plays that sounded like the title of a Ludlum novel. Hamlet was “The Elsinore Conundrum.” I am sorry that Hitch is not still with us to try his hand at the Omicron variant.
So far, I have to say, it’s been pretty much of adud—unless, that is…
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