The ongoing and not-so-gradual loss of American Civilization is the result of two related phenomena: the invasion of our country from the southern border, and our elites´ culture of self-loathing that oozed out of the noxious slime of the 60´s. Western Europe is rapidly losing its own civilization for identical reasons (with invaders more poisonous than America´s, and its own reproductive decadence, thrown in to expedite the process). The first phenomenon -- the invasions -- wouldn´t be happening in either place had they not been preceded by the second
I am afraid that it is irreversible. Ignorance can be remedied, stupidity can´t. Institutional stupidity is now the new normal. All civilizations collapse, and so will ours. That time is fast approaching.
Pat Buchanon sounded the alarm on the erosion of American greatness in his 1992 campaign and the books that have followed.
Any culture has an absorbtion rate for new arrivals.
The faux sophistication of the coasts and to some extent, the moral corruption that accompanies wealth and elitism have resulted in a disdain for the values that accompanied this nation at its zenith; we are either at a nadir or the end of our run.
It wouldn´t kill us to get back to Church on a regular basis.
I am not a parent. Watching two-children families, one has to wonder how we got it so wrong that offspring hate the niceties we gave them growing up that they took for granted. These young psuedo-enviormentalist accuse US of wanton pollution as they wrangle to have the keys for the SUV.
In the end, it is our fault for not spending more quality time as parents, paying attention to school system they attend, and giving them a moral compass to follow.
Knowing the future is tough. I don´t agree that the high immigration from the south is poisonous. I agree that we hurt ourselves by mismanaging it.
The absorption rate premise is a tool, a way of studying a process. The rate limit is not knowable, no magic calculation exists.
Our policy of discouraging assimilation by immigrants has been madness. We end up with large neighborhoods of one ethnicity where life is no different from the African or Asian locale where the immigrants came from.
We might as well divide the US into a thousand or ten thousand tribal reservations having nothing in common.
I regard Washington as a process too. A failed one that increasingly drains any good from the remainder of the nation.
Our masters in the Imperial City prosper now as never before. Meanwhile the rest of the nation struggles and staggers. Yet the population fails to draw the logical conclusion.
Yes we need to go back to church; yes we need to get involved in our schools; yes we need to support our founding principles as in a strong military. If churches are not teaching the complete doctrines from studying in Greek & Hebrew they will teach incorrect doctrine, do good to get to Heaven & give boy scout "I love everyione" messages. If parents do not teach manners,morals & principles at home & marry the opposite sex the children will wander lost. If schools do not teach our wonderful history correctly children will never know what FREEDOM they really enjoy. God will not put up with this crap - even history should teach the stupid brainwashed sheep by example. II Chronicles 7:14
A thousand times YES. One of the best articles I´ve read in some time. There was a time when we had the backbone to stand up for ourselves, and the article mentions some of the great battles in Europe that preserved our culture. Today, we would not be able to defend ourselves against a new threat, simply because we´ve become our own enemies. Political correctness, multi-culturalism , and leftist indoctrination in the schools has effectively neutered us. Although its late in the 4th quarter and we´re way behind, the game is not over and we can still pull out a miracle and reassert ourselves again.
An entry titled "Forget About the Price Tag" has won the HHS video contest for promoting Obamacare. (snip)McDonald received the $2,000 grand prize and a $3,000 prize for having the top song. McDonald, a resident of Chicago, signed up for Cook County´s Medicaid program. She has type 1 diabetes. Did someone tell the state of IL that the $5,000 she won in the contest might make her inelgible for Medicaid? The huge irony is that she won by posting a video urging her fellow youth not to worry about the price tag, when she herself is getting her insurance paid for by
In his first term, Obama managed to get his paws on health care, banking, energy, student loans, the auto business, and more. Now he has his sights set on your 401(k). The left has had its eye on retirement savings for years, but so far takeover attempts have been rebuffed. (snip)Once it is established that mutual funds pose a risk to financial stability, government will likely proceed on its merry way, with thousands of pages of regulations bringing those funds, and the savings they manage, under the thumb of government. It is only a short step from regulation to appropriation,
In Michael Agar´s book entitled Language Shock: Understanding the Culture of Conversation, he asks "[h]ow do you speak and act a lie at the same time?" Agar maintains that there are three characteristics of an act that tell ... whether a lie occurred or not: I. The sentence is false; 2. The person knows it´s false; 3. The person intends to deceive. A lie isn´t just what´s in the discourse; it´s also what´s in the circumstances of the act of speaking, like the knowledge and intentions of the speaker. Furthermore, "the thing that most people would say makes a lie
Organizing for Action (OFA), which lives at the web address barackobama.com because it is an outgrowth of the Obama presidential campaigns, is shamelessly seeking to exploit the deaths of school children at the hands of a maniac in Newtown, CT. I am beyond words. How low can you go?
Global warming hysterics at the BBC warned us in 2007 that by summer 2013, the Arctic would be ice-free. As with so many other doomsday predictions by warmists, the results turn out to be quite the opposite. The UK Daily Mail reports: A chilly Arctic summer has left 533,000 more square miles of ocean covered with ice than at the same time last year - an increase of 29 per cent. (snip) The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year. More than 20 yachts that had planned to sail it have been left
Barack Obama is a man with only one core conviction. He has, as the basic foundation of his otherwise disorganized and uncertain belief system, the irrefutable tenet that the United States, because of its European roots, has been the epitome of oppression and arrogance throughout its history. Therefore, he is able to rationalize the need to say or do anything as the transformation of American society and the end of the pre-eminent status of the United States are his sole objectives. He has, thus, adopted a pre-meditated schizophrenic personality wherein he comports himself as an apologist and appeaser on the
Liberal media bon pensants are in a huff over remarks delivered by London´s Mayor Boris Johnson suggesting that IQ and effort have something to do with income. (snip) Britain´s Guardian, which regards itself as the leading organ of the left wing intelligentsia, busied itself ginning up an editorial pretending that Johnson is probably a racist: [Johnson used] a bizarre metaphor - "The harder you shake the pack, the easier it will be for some cornflakes to get to the top" - which was likely designed to confuse with colour, and make sure that this ambitious politician didn´t say too much.
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long
Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways. Here’s the statement from Martin Bashir, via email: After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday. Upon
Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. One of those people, a young Florida woman named Monica Weeks, introduced Obama after telling the story of being struck with Crohn´s Disease at age 19 and receiving expensive treatments for several years that were covered by her parents´ health care plan — because Obamacare allowed her to remain on that plan until age 26. Now, Weeks said, she has coverage through a job. "The Affordable Care Act gives young adults who are just starting