approach July 4, 2013, is America in a pre-revolutionary state? Are we headed
for a Tahrir Square of our own with the attendant mammoth social turmoil,
possibly even violence?
it happen here?
two-thirds of the way into the most incompetent presidency in our history.
People everywhere are fed up. Even many of the so-called liberals who propelled
Barack Obama into office have stopped defending him in the face of an
unprecedented number of scandals coming at us one after the other like hideous
monsters in some non-stop computer game.
looming is the monster of monsters, ObamaCare, the healthcare reform almost no
one wanted and fewer understood.
be administered by the Internal Revenue Service, an organization that has been
revealed to be a kind of post-modern American Gestapo, asking not just to
examine our accounting books but the books we read. What could be more
totalitarian than that?
the Wall Street Journal warns the
costs of ObamaCare are close to tripling what were promised, and the number of
doctors in our country is rapidly diminishing. No more “My son, the doctor!” It
young people most of all will not be able to afford escalating health insurance
costs and will end up paying the fine to the IRS, simultaneously bankrupting
the health system and enhancing the brutal power of the IRS — all this while
unemployment numbers remain near historical highs.
knows how many have given up looking for work while crony capitalist friends of
the administration enrich themselves on mythological clean-energy projects.
fact, everywhere we look on this July Fourth sees a great civilization in
decline. And much of that decline can be laid at the foot of the incumbent.
Especially his own people, African Americans, have suffered.Their unemployment numbers are catastrophic,
their real needs ignored while hustlers like Sharpton, Jackson, and, sadly,
even the president fan the flames of non-existent racism.
if our society enters a revolutionary phase, liberals will find themselves in
the role of the Islamists, defending a shopworn and reactionary ideology on
religious grounds, because it is only their faith that holds their ideas
together at this point.
facts of the American decline tell us otherwise. We don’t need the contempt of
Vladimir Putin to remind us how bad things are and that the seeming result of
the end of the Cold War is that American presidents are now mocked by the
second coming of the KGB (not that it was ever gone).
know the famous Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times!
certainly are, and I am of two minds about it. Like so many Americans, I have
lived a comfortable, privileged life, vastly so compared to most of human
am filled with foreboding about what’s to come, indeed about what is already
here. When I look at the masses swarming in Tahrir Square, I am at once
repelled and attracted, repelled because, to be honest, I find their culture
more than a bit crazy, but attracted because I know something is seriously
wrong, not just in Egypt but in the USA.