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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