The State of The (Dis) Union
Even drastically edited down for space, an unknown author accurately describes todays America:
"...Weve gone from a republican government guided by a constitution to a regime of revolving elites. We have less freedom with each passing year...the cancel culture is everywhere. Weve traded the American Revolution for the Cultural Revolution.
"The pathetic creature in the White House is an empty vessel filled by his handlers. At the G-7 Summit, Dr. Jill had to lead him like a child. In 1961, when we were young and vigorous, our leader was, too. Now a feeble nation is technically led by the oldest man to ever serve in the presidency.
"We cant defend our borders, our history (including monuments to past greatness) or our streets. Our cities have become anarchist playgrounds. We are a nation of dependents, mendicants, and misplaced charity. Homeless veterans camp in the streets while illegal aliens are put up in hotels.
"The president of the United States cant even quote the beginning of the Declaration of Independence (You know - The Thing) correctly. Ivy League graduates routinely fail history tests that 5th graders could pass a generation ago. Crime rates soar and we blame the 2nd. Amendment and slash police budgets.
"Our culture is certifiably insane. Men who think theyre women. People who fight racism by seeking to convince members of one race that theyre inherently evil, and others that they are perpetual victims. A psychiatrist lecturing at Yale said she fantasizes about unloading a revolver into the head of any white person.
"We slaughter the unborn in the name of freedom, while our birth rate dips lower year by year. Our national debt is so high that we can no longer even pretend that we will repay it one day. Its a $28-trillion monument to our improvidence and refusal to confront reality. Our entertainment is sadistic, nihilistic, and as enduring as a candy bar wrapper thrown in the trash. Our music is noise that spans the spectrum from annoying to repulsive.
"Patriotism is called insurrection, treason celebrated, and perversion sanctified. A man in blue gets less respect than a man in a dress. Were asking soldiers to fight for a nation our leaders no longer believe in.
"How do nations slip from greatness to obscurity? Fighting endless wars they cant or wont win. Accumulating massive debt far beyond their ability to repay. Refusing to guard their borders, allowing the nation to be inundated by an alien horde. Surrendering control of their cities to mob rule Allowing indoctrination of the young. Moving from a republican form of government to an oligarchy. Losing national identity. Indulging indolence. Abandoning faith and family - the bulwarks of social order.
"... do we not have an obligation to those who sacrificed so much to give us what we had?...During Britains darkest hour, when its professional army was trapped at Dunkirk and a German invasion seemed imminent, Churchill reminded his countrymen, Nations that go down fighting rise again, and those that surrender tamely are finished.
"If we let America slip through our fingers, if we lose without a fight, what will posterity say of us?"
Historically, broken borders, skyrocketing inflation, and unchecked violence have been a recipe for Revolution.
Suggested reading: How Democracies Perish, by Jean-Francois Revel, 1983.
©2021. William Hamilton.