The American Experiment has Failed.
On the Minneapolis streets outside Trump’s rally, there was a rather tense stand-off between police officers and protesters chanting: “Whose streets? Our streets.” There was also a chant of, “Kill a cop, save a life.” Left-wing protestors also burned MAGA hats and yelled, “This is not a safe place for Trump supporters.” Meanwhile, Portland issues standdown orders and allows Antifa thugs to rule the streets…and as LA stands by and allows large swaths of the city to become a socially acceptable fecal-ridden drop city.
How could we as a society devolve into such a scene?
The answer lies in a circular historical process that takes a society from naïve and self-promoting beginnings to self-contempt and decline.
We see it all the time, not just from idiotic left-wing protestors.
This past July the San Francisco School Board voted to remove a mural of George Washington from one of its public schools because of its purported racism. Talk about your cultural self-hatred. George Washington? Really? This is what happens to once-great cultures that are now in decline.
In 1929 Sigmund Freud published his essay Civilization and Its Discontents. In it, Freud has noted something termed the “narcissism of small differences”, which is the urge to compete against others even through minor distinctions like a virtuous action becomes one motivation through which a particular interest expresses its superiority over others.
This happens once there is finally enough wealth and power for the birth of a leisure class. The leisure class, as well as people lower on the social order, become more occupied with achieving higher states of wealth and prestige versus their fellow citizens than they are with the health of the community itself.
Diversity sets in and different groups see each other as greater enemies than they do foreign threats. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, our main enemy has been successfully repulsed, it can no longer serve as an effective target for an outlet of people’s sense of superiority. Al Quida briefly filled the role, but that was short-lived. As people, we need an adversary for the purpose of self-identification, and so a new adversary is created, other people in our county.
As we become more affluent, there is greater opportunity to exceed and a chance for people to start criticizing their own culture in an effort to get ahead personally.
Those that are effectively critical of the state of things occupy the left, or progressive wing, while those that are somewhat nationalistic or even xenophobic (MAGA), tend to occupy the right-wing realm. To see so much anger and hostility is to be expected. America has reached its peak and is now on the downside of history.
As always, things are done backward. We need progressivism in the early stages when we need affluent and new ideas, but we need conservatism later in the game as a way to retain the good foundation that the culture was built on. However, America has done the opposite.
The un-pious gods of diversity and multi-culturalism are leading us down the path of decline– it is indicative of how we have let other cultures crowd out our own. Is it not possible to have an educated view of the world, to express interest in and to learn from other traditions while at the same time remaining appreciative of our own heritage?
It seems not…the more we embrace the idea of cultural diversity, the farther we are removed from the sources and thereby the understanding of our own culture. Decay and entropy thus set in.
The Russian Collusion Hoax, now the Ukraine Phone Call Hoax, and the Impeachment are all symptoms of the Left’s general self-loathing masked in the outward phenomena of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome).
Somehow, in all this hatred for the President, the Left is overlooking serious efforts to undermine the Republic (and replace it with the mob rule of Democracy). We are talking about efforts to collude with Russian and British spies to purchase the fake dossier (paid for by Fusion GPS which is linked to the Clinton Campaign), the dossier that authorized FISA warrants which were later used to weaponize the Intel community against the Trump Campaign. We are talking about President Barack Obama being aware of the efforts of the FBI to spy and gather enough dirt to undo the 2016 election (a work still in progress. See the Strzok, Page texts). And the beat goes on.
The Great American Experiment has failed, just another lost mutation littering the corpse laden path of history. What the land will look like in fifty years is anyone’s guess, but it will not resemble what the Founders envisioned. It may be an autocratic-led democracy (mob rule), or some form of H.G. Wells-like dystopic socialism with 99% living in self-imposed barracks while our democratic rulers live in the high-rises.
As the Lunatic Left froths at the mouth over Trump’s impeachment (for investigating the corrupt Obama deep-state Morlocks), it may be time for the rest of us to gather and understand what is happening as the attack on the Republic gains strength.
It is time to define the war.