The Texas Century: Who is Wendy Davis?

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Dr. David M. Rosen, McMillan professor of analytical psychology at Texas A&M University, who once had a sweet and clever book titled The Tao of Elvis, has written how generations are marked by a singular, representative masculine figure and a singular, representative feminine figure. 

There was Elvis and Marilyn, for example; but if you grew up in my neighborhood, where they sang in our high school football field in the early '60s, it would be Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. One or both would mark the age and become avatars — fixed psychological or mythical figures — in the collectivity of the generation.

Paul’s filibuster brought a turning and so did Paul, the attractive, rustic Kentuckian who rises rapidly now to a new generation of conservatives with distinctively new ideas. And now he has found his equal and opposite counterforce, the bright and attractive Davis of Texas. These will rise now together and in opposition, and I couldn’t help but notice that Paul is from Texas as well. And so is Sen. Ted Cruz (R). And so is former Rep. Ron Paul (R). And a generation will rise with them.

The timing could not have been more perfect, coming the same day that the Supreme Court nullified a key section of The Voting Rights Act of 1965. The South has found equilibrium among races today, and The Voting Rights Act was never intended to be an occupation. Texas today is free and equal.

It could be that we are all destined to be born again as Americans in Texas. It could be that something will happen in Texas to make us different kinds of individuals in the world and a different kind of country, something from which there will be no turning back. It could be that destiny awaits us in Texas. 

This is what we have rising here: The Texas Century.