What is happening to America probably has multiple causes – some of them being people who are consciously out to bring the country down, believing that what will replace it will be their Utopia.
We can argue all day about the causes. People who are interested in this subject should look at the writings of this man: [ http://people.uncw.edu/kozloffm/glubb.pdf ]
And it’s interesting that the current violence in America was predicted eight years ago: [ https://www.mymilitia.com/forums/topic/67869-this-violence-was-predicted-eight-years-ago/ ]
Are there cycles in human history? I read a lot of history, but the High Theory of Historical Cycles is above my paygrade. I only look at the results.
We feel superior to the continental European powers – France, Spain, Italy, Germany – all of which reached their current democratic order via terrible civil wars, insurrections, dictatorships. But maybe their past shows us our future?
Americans are rightly proud of the uniqueness of their country – some give credit to Divine Providence, others to having two big oceans on each side and non-hostile neighbors on top and bottom, plus a large virgin continent to exploit once its original owners had been exterminated or put into reservations. But maybe that’s coming to an end.
The Left have captured the cultural apparatus of our country: the lawyers, teachers, journalists. And they are hollowing out the military and police wherever they have the power to do so. While this is happening, we are entering uncharted waters internationally, with a rising China.
It is so hard to change one’s basic assumptions. Today was like yesterday and tomorrow will probably be like today, and so the natural tendency is to do what the engineers call ‘linear interpolation’: one more kilogram added to the new airplane’s wings won’t make any difference, therefore keep adding kilograms. Until … oh no – the wing breaks off when we’re pulling out of a dive and adding extra g-loads to it!
That sort of thinking unconsciously says: We have lived in a Golden Age in America … therefore so will our children. Win an election, lose an election, win an election, lose an election … pass a law, repeal a law. Everything is a matter of contention and compromise among civilized people, liberals and conservatives. And so it will be, forever.
I don’t think so. I believe we have to start thinking the unthinkable, and preparing for a future which will not be like the last 150 years of our national life. I am deeply, deeply sorry about this, but … the facts don’t care about my feelings.