America is not what it was but You Should See the Other Guys

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America is not what it was but You Should See the Other Guys

Lately I’ve been feel­ing rather depressed about America.

Despite a few pools of light the more I look at where we are headed, the more I see how quickly soci­ety has caved the more I real­ize that Amer­ica is in a seri­ous decline that will only end when we have a demo­graphic and social shift back to basic val­ues and objec­tive truth.

How­ever as this depres­sion about my coun­try took hold a thought hit me from an ear­lier post that I had com­pletely for­got­ten:

So the next time some­one decides to give you a speech about the evils of “income inequal­ity” as they text from their iPhone that gives them not only world­wide com­mu­ni­ca­tion but access to almost the entirety of human knowl­edge of all time ask them the ques­tion that has never occurred to them between face­book posts:

“Income inequal­ity com­pared to when?”

And that’s when it hit me. I’m depressed because I’m com­par­ing Amer­ica to the Amer­ica I knew grow­ing up, to the Amer­ica I was taught and told about by my par­ents and grand­par­ents, to the Amer­ica I read in innu­mer­able his­tory books and com­pared to those Amer­i­cas we’re not so much dying as com­mit­ting sui­cide as a cul­ture and a society.

But the real­ity is we live in April 2016 and when I say how hor­ri­ble Amer­ica has become the proper ques­tion is: Com­pared to Where?

Europe is a mess, unable to defend itself, eco­nom­i­cally trou­bled, in demo­graphic free fall and com­pletely unable to con­trol its borders.

The Mid­dle east is, well the mid­dle east, an eco­nomic and social bas­ket case where civil rights are a pipe dream and where a whole race of peo­ple spend their time being held back by thugs bent on slaugh­ter and power. There is one island of san­ity, but the price of that Island is to be in per­pet­ual war­fare against mil­lions whose pri­mary goal is their slaughter.

Africa remains a place of great poten­tial in many ways , but in addi­tion to the var­i­ous islamic rebel move­ments that con­tinue to cause slaugh­ter , many of the states have traded white minor­ity rule and the dis­crim­i­na­tion that came with it for black strong­man or one party rule and with it famine and oppres­sion and a lack of per­sonal safety.

In South Amer­ica Brazil and Venezuela are a mess, poverty remains the rule rather than the excep­tion and social­ism con­tin­ues to run rampant.

In Asia both Rus­sia & China their mil­i­tary power notwith­stand­ing are both demo­graphic and eco­nom­ics bub­bles wait­ing to burst. Japan mean­while, while it has kept its cul­ture intact has a pop­u­la­tion so adverse to repro­duc­ing that a lot of its brain­power has devoted its exper­tise into mak­ing robotic com­pan­ions for peo­ple young and old to sim­u­late what nor­mally comes with basic human­ity. India con­tin­ues to be an amaz­ing mix of poverty and wealth, inno­va­tion and back­ward­ness, safety and dan­ger while always being one cri­sis away from war.

Aus­tralia and New Zealand are by com­par­i­son doing much bet­ter than the rest pro­tected like Amer­ica by the sur­round­ing seas but also infected by the same weeds that have infested the Amer­i­can cul­tural garden.

Bot­tom line, when I get depressed about Amer­ica all I have to do is think about the rest of the world.

So the next time you, like me, go on about how Amer­ica is in the hole cul­tur­ally, eco­nom­i­cally, mil­i­tar­ily and socially don’t for­get to ask your­self the question:

Com­pared to Where?

It’s a great trib­ute to those who came before us that even eight years of Barack Obama and his cor­rupt min­ions has not been able to stop the United States from remain­ing as Lin­coln put it, The Last best hope on earth.

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Lately I’ve been feeling rather depressed about America.

Despite a few pools of light the more I look at where we are headed, the more I see how quickly society has caved the more I realize that America is in a serious decline that will only end when we have a demographic and social shift back to basic values and objective truth.

However as this depression about my country took hold a thought hit me from an earlier post that I had completely forgotten:

So the next time someone decides to give you a speech about the evils of “income inequality” as they text from their iPhone that gives them not only worldwide communication but access to almost the entirety of human knowledge of all time ask them the question that has never occurred to them between facebook posts:

“Income inequality compared to when?”

And that’s when it hit me.  I’m depressed because I’m comparing America to the America I knew growing up, to the America I was taught and told about by my parents and grandparents, to the America I read in innumerable history books and compared to those Americas we’re not so much dying as committing suicide as a culture and a society.

But the reality is we live in April 2016 and when I say how horrible America has become the proper question is:  Compared to Where?

Europe is a mess, unable to defend itself, economically troubled, in demographic free fall and completely unable to control its borders.

The Middle east is, well the middle east, an economic and social basket case where civil rights are a pipe dream and where a whole race of people spend their time being held back by thugs bent on slaughter and power.  There is one island of sanity, but the price of that Island is to be in perpetual warfare against millions whose primary goal is their slaughter.

Africa remains a place of great potential in many ways , but in addition to the various islamic rebel movements that continue to cause slaughter , many of the states have traded white minority rule and the discrimination that came with it for black strongman or one party  rule and with it famine and oppression and a lack of personal safety.

In South America Brazil and Venezuela are a mess, poverty remains the rule rather than the exception and socialism continues to run rampant.

In Asia both Russia & China their military power notwithstanding are both demographic and economics bubbles waiting to burst.  Japan meanwhile, while it has kept its culture intact has a population so adverse to reproducing that a lot of its brainpower has devoted its expertise into making robotic companions for people young and old to simulate what normally comes with basic humanity.  India continues to be an amazing mix of poverty and wealth,  innovation and backwardness, safety and danger while always being one crisis away from war.

Australia and New Zealand are by comparison doing much better than the rest protected like America by the surrounding seas but also infected by the same weeds that have infested the American cultural garden.

Bottom line, when I get depressed about America all I have to do is think about the rest of the world.

So the next time you, like me, go on about how America is in the hole culturally, economically, militarily and socially don’t forget to ask yourself the question:

Compared to Where?

It’s a great tribute to those who came before us that even eight years of Barack Obama and his corrupt minions has not been able to stop the United States from remaining as Lincoln put it, The Last best hope on earth.

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