Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Unstable America, and getting more so as time goes on...

Just a hunch, but I get the notion Fred Reed has had his fill of "progressive attitude" and "fundamental transformation."

Here's an excerpt (or three) of what he writes today at Fred On Everything:
Unstable countries are unstable, this not always being obvious in those countries, and then comes a man on a horse. The United States, methinks, is not particularly stable. 
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Below this seething maelstrom of degeneracy lie dangerous shoals of cultural conservatism, of people who believe in two sexes and birth within wedlock and orderly society obedient to law. They are quietly very, very angry at seeing everything they stand for eaten away by the multi-culti, touchy-feely, everything-goes miasma emanating from Washington. They speak of personal responsibility, learning the multiplication tables, English as the national language, and no toleration of crim-- and they know who commits it. Whether you think them simple-minded and fascist or wholesome and self-reliant defines which side of the gaping cultural divide you inhabit. 
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In America, something is going to happen. It will not happen just now. Things are not yet bad enogh., Wait. Whether it will be a continued slow sinking into an internally chaotic semi-bushworld status, or a serious war with Russia and China started by brain-burnt sexagenarian adolescents in Congress and pasty neocons with Napoleonic fantasies, or a coup by the military, or something else, I don’t know. A Pentagonal coup d’├ętat does not seem likely, granted. Our generals are not greatly political as long as they get their toys and wars, and they lack the doughty moralism of a Hindenburg or Ludendorff. 
In practical terms, though, four helicopter gunships and twenty Black Hawks of troops arriving over Washington from Quantico would do it...
Maybe ol' Fred had a few before sitting down at his keyboard. He kinda let loose, even for Fred. Then again, maybe he's just leading by example in shedding the constraint of political correctness and let things rip with a good vent.

I'm sure the progressive ransacking and remake of America isn't going anything near as smoothly as its progressive champions claim. Even an evangelistic Obama, crisscrossing America in Air Force One, performing an incessant schedule of pep rallies, fund raisers and other photo ops, can't seem to break the stalemate with seemingly half-hearted Republicans.

Whether it collapses under the weight of its own insanity, or the people finally rise up after having enough, I'm with Fred in that I too don't see any way current efforts to transform America can survive as a long term game. At least not as game that leaves America as a viable entity.

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