Wednesday, May 18, 2016

America: Banana republic.

The United States has begun to fit the social and political profile of a Latin-American banana republic. We have a multicultural society now, fierce racial antagonisms, a weak sense of national identity, a class of superrich who live mostly apart from the rest of the people, a ruling oligarchy, imperial presidents who possess dictatorial powers, a corrupt congress bought and paid for by corporate wealth, a police-ridden surveillance state, and a vainglorious military that, despite its long record of lost wars, remains the only institution in society that commands respect.

William T. Vollmann, in his 2009 book Imperial, writes that Americans have believed too literally and uncritically in their national myths of abundance (unlimited space and resources), money (bringing happiness, success, and national cohesion), progress (everything is getting better) and meliorism (every problem can be solved), and innocence. There are also the conflicting immigration myths of assimilation and mosaic. The first assures us that Mexicans will become like us, and the second that Mexicans will enrich us because they are different. Yet America’s overly generous and undiscriminating immigration policy is driven also by ethnic resentments and politico-economic calculations. As Americans have turned against the policy, naked power has stepped forward to tell them that the policy will remain the same, whether they like it or not. And this is another way that we have become like Mexico: We have awakened to realize that our government is not our own, that we are ruled, essentially, by our enemies.[1]

Not sure I agree with the "vainglorious military" point but I do with the rest of it. Obama got his fundamental transformation alright but he built on a foundation laid by decades of work by leftist fanatics and liars. America has been gutted racially, legally, morally, and politically.

10,000 miles away our troops fight people who are either not our enemies or who can do us little harm all while our own homeland is being invaded by third-world parasites and enemies. No American soldier mans the southern ramparts. Not one.

When the invaders get here, we ply them with public benefits and destroy our legal system's ability to deal with their pathologies and enmity. They shoulder aside Americans in the job market to the cheers of our leftist enemies. We wet our pants in excitement at granting these invaders U.S. citizenship. Shriners on parade floats are more discriminating when they toss Tootsie Rolls to bystanders.

One out of two dynastic contenders for the presidency was eliminated in this year's primaries and the one left standing is a corrupt, foul-mouthed, bloodthirsty, lying Alinskyite who is the darling of the leftist establishment and whose closest companion, Huma Abedin, is described, in part, by Discover the Networks thus:

Longtime former employee of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, which shares the Muslim Brotherhood's goal of establishing Islamic supremacy and Sharia Law worldwide.[2]
If there's any coherence or rationality to how we approach politics and culture in the U.S. I'm not seeing it.

[1] "The Mexicanization of North America." By H.A. Scott Trask, Chronicles, 5/5/16 (emphasis added).
[2] Discover the Networks.


JWMJR said...

We only have ourselves to blame. As Aristotle said. "Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society."

Col. B. Bunny said...

There are somethings that are intolerable and there are circumstances in which deadly force must be used in the normal course of national existence. We turn away from calling anything intolerable and we possess awesome weapons (as well as pedestrian ones) but choose not to use them to defend the nation or its citizens. Every solution proposed for any problem stops 15% of the mark and so becomes a non-solution.

Add to tolerance and apathy the complete inability to perceive threats.

Ronbo said...

Don’t worry about the death of the American Republic!

The Empire under Julius Caesar Trump will be grand&glorious!

…and the Bread & Circuses will continue…

Gladiators? Hmmm? Fights to the death? Hmmm?

Now there’s an idea.

But best of all we will be allowed to vote and believe that Americans are free

Col. B. Bunny said...

Many illusions we embrace are ripe for being swept away. I don't know what American Republic 2.0 will look like but it won't be on centered on parasitism, equal protection and the sacralization of buggery.