Currently this nation is in a very bad way. We are deeply divided and the divisions are getting worse. The Democrats are out of control making unsubstantiated allegations against anyone in public office who opposes their agenda and using the power of the courts to intimate and bankrupt their opposition. Democrat leaders like Maxine Waters are inciting their supporters to attack and harass Republican officials in public, and her dim-witted minions are taking up that challenge.
When did all of this really get started? It began during the Viet Nam and has now metastasized into a cancer.
I went to undergraduate school from 1967 to 1971. During that period, a lot of my peers got radicalized. The “rock star professors” were the leftists who opposed the war. Those guys were the people who had the most influence the young minds. At the same time many of my peers were going to anti-war rallies. There they met the really radical students who were committed leftists, and members of the “old left.” These were mostly funny little Socialist Worker and Communist Party men in bad suits who could not believe the amount of support that was falling their laps.
Many of those young minds got into “government service” or teaching. They continued to spread the leftist contagion until it now is the dominant force on college campuses. From the new newly minted teachers who get the young kids started early on the leftist path to the college professors who seal the wall, the leftist disease is rampant.
I opposed the Viet Nam War, but for the “wrong reasons.” I thought the country was not worth the treasure we wasted on it, and that the corrupt South Vietnamese leadership was only with us so long as they could soak up more American dollars. I thought the Viet Nam War was the best bargain the Russians and the Chinese ever got. For short money they divided the United States in the ‘60s and ‘70s and they are still collecting the benefits from it today.
The rot in the United States is coming from within, from our education system. The education system has poisoned our political structure and the news media. I can see them gaining complete control within the next decade. The seeds were planted by the Viet Nam War, and the leftist forces are getting far more benefits from it than they could ever have imagined.