"April is the cruelest month"

But the cruelty level can depend on one’s reaction to events.

Boston area, 1775:

Boston area, 2013

In 238 years, we’ve gone from fighting for ourselves, to ceeding rights at an accelerating pace in the hopes the State will protect us.   For those of us who still care about such trends, April is cruel indeed for putting the contrast into stark relief.

There are some, however, who are starting to get the point

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