Thursday, July 17, 2014

VDH Nails It

If you're old enough to be in college, the nation you were born in is falling apart.  If you're in my age group, the country you were born in is gone.  Victor Davis Hanson nails it in The Turbulent Summer of 2014.
What keeps the country afloat this terrible summer?

Some American companies produce more gas and oil than ever despite, not because of, the Obama administration. Most Americans still get up every day, work hard and pay more taxes than they receive in subsidies. American soldiers remain the most formidable in the world despite the confusion of their superiors. The law, regardless of the administration, is still followed by most. And most do not duck out on their daily responsibilities to golf, play pool or go on junkets.
Even that little bit of optimism is overstated.  The statement that "Most Americans still get up every day, work hard and pay more taxes than they receive in subsidies" is only barely true.  If the country is afloat, it's taking on water and foundering badly. 

Go read.


  1. There are 100's of little and not so little things that have gone wrong over the past 50 years or so. But most of what has gone wrong has happened over the past 6-10 years. I contend that Obama is in fact the Manchurian candidate. That is he was put there by people still unknown to us for purposes not entirely clear. What is clear is he is actively working to destroy this country. What is clear is his friends and appointees are actively working to destroy this country. Much of what has happened cannot or will not be fixed. How for example do you ever pay back $18 trillion in debt? My hope is that in my lifetime (I am 71) that the truth of Obama's administration is exposed. That all of the things/crimes the DOJ and EPA and other cabinet level departments have done will be known and maybe even some prosecutions. I don't think we can turn around this downward spiral. Not because it couldn't be done but because the kinds of people, the statesmen we need, are simply not anywhere to be found. The Republicans are thinkng about Romney or Jeb Bush for president. Both of these men are really good and honest people but would either of them crack down on the border, reverse Obamacare, dramatically shrink the size and budget of the federal government and dramatically lower taxes? Not a chance. They are more likely to stay the course and tinker around the edges, except that Jeb Bush would probably actively push for total amnesty and increased immigration. Without a strong leader with vision and belief in our constitution we are doomed. The choice is really a somewhat slow(er) decline/crash with Bush or Romney or a much faster descent into third world status with Hillary or Elizabeth Warren. What we need is a George Washington and what we have to chose from is a milk toast or crazy commie bitch. We are so doomed...

  2. The Crisis of the Fourth Turning is nearly upon us. I have a feeling it will have something to do with illegal immigration. But about every 60 years, there is a major Crisis. We are due.