Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The New Serfdom

It appears that feudalism is making a comeback and in a most unlikely spot: The United States of America. The popular vote has ceded authority to at best Fabian Socialist and at worst Marxist Communist with some kind of voo doo culture attached. This is the result of slow, determined effort by the Soviet Union to export its totalitarian ideas to the rest of the world.

In 1959 Nikita Khruschev visited the US and while at an exhibition of technology declared "We will bury you!". He meant that communism would, however slowly, take over the governance of the United States. Many Americans were frightened by this statement because even then the society was beginning to lose its attachment to the values which had made the country great.

Probably the single most important cause of the decline of the United States has been the lingering effects of slavery. The treatment of the black population from the beginning has been a slow growing cancer that now threatens to completely destroy the country. Marxists have seen this and put it to good use. The initial problem of having other human beings as property in a nation with the aspirations that are put forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution has never been resolved. While the natural idea of family coherence was gradually eroded among the black population another more insidious cultural disease was encouraged.

When families are sold in separate parcels to different owners and people are subjected to physical and mental abuse the disintegration of the group and even individuals cannot be surprising. Once the problem of the Civil War was resolved and slavery abolished conditions were slow to change. De facto racial segregation was institutionalized by President Woodrow Wilson in the early 20th century. The official US government position until 1947 was that segregation was necessary. During this time the Democrat Party ruled the nation, as it does today.

At a time of economic crisis the Democrat Party of the 1930's began to emulate the Soviet Union a nation established in 1919. Academia around the world embraced Marxism as the panacea for government; thus denying the existence and properties of human nature. Another cancer had been loosed within US society. White guilt became the norm among intellectuals who were protected by tenure and wealth never needing to come to grips with reality.

Bigotry cannot be excused under any circumstances and neither can patronage. The Democrat Party destroyed the black family and forced a cultural segregation during the 1960's under the guise of promoting civil rights. The culture of dependency emerged at that time. The peculiar institution remains so today.

The United States was ripe for Marxist drift for an unexpected reason: its tremendous prosperity after World War II. Life in the US, up to then, had never been truly easy. Most of the population was eking out a living though there was always a small economic upper class. This class of citizen was generally well educated even the less capable finished a university degree.

After the War the citizenry were ready for a change, but it would be the "Baby Boomers" that would force it. While there parents were working the children, particularly the urban ones, were rebelling in mostly childish ways. Once this group began its university experience the Marxist culture of higher education was able to get a grip on most of them. This coupled with the so-called fairness impulse has made for a very destructive combination.

Again the 1960's saw the tremendous growth of welfare dependence in urban environs. The "families" got payments as long as there was no male living in the household. The home then became a mother and her children; often illegitimate. The role of black males became eroded and the father figure has disappeared. This is so pervasive that many black adults value their mothers tremendously and have no idea who or where their fathers are. This destructive behavior by government is still reverberating through society.

The simple examples of hip-hop, rap, and gangsta "music" is merely a form of self segregation. This segregation is to be expected once a group of people begin to realize that the largess of white politicians is really an attempt to continue to control black people. It has worked.

The education system in the US in pathetic when compared to expectations of excellence, but superior if the true desired result is a compliant citizenry. Today 90% of black voters choose the Democrat party and have for 40 years. Yet any examination of Democrat controlled states and cities reveals a miserable record if prosperity and social advancement is the goal. Every state in the Union controlled by Democrats, which is most of them, are in severe decline mirroring the nation as a whole.

The culture of dependence has dumbed down the desire to achieve social mobility; something the economic and political elites have discouraged from time immemorial. We are seeing the absolute corruption of the political system of the United States and are losing something that most likely will never be returned. The American population currently between being unborn and 40 years of age will be economic serfs for their entire lives. They will gradually descend to a poverty level unimagined by the optomistic self-reliant individuals that built the country.

Politicians have no desire to serve the nation; rather this class and those who aspire to it feel the nation should serve them. This is so obvious that it is painful.

Barack Obama recently stated that "Only the government has the resources to fix the economy". The government has no resources. The contract between the governors and the governed was originally the certain citizens would be trusted by the others to represent their interests and preserve the nation. Mostly the government was supposed to stay out of the way of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This quaint idea is dead, praised only in the abstract by the current ruling class.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Obama's Night Out

The dust has begun to settle and a clearer picture of the future of the United States is emerging. The events of the last few weeks have been amazing to say the least. The actions of a Democrat controlled congress have provided incontrovertible evidence that the party cannot be trusted with power. In an orgy of ego and recklessness the Democrats have turned 200 plus years of self reliance into the dustbin of history. It is unlikely that the USA will be able to recover its position in the world for a number of reasons.

First the enormous borrowing of money to satisfy their clients the Democrats have placed such a strain on the economy that the climb back will require generations of a shrinking workforce to accomplish. This condition presumes that the enemies of the United States will remain on the sidelines waiting for a recovery. Of course that is not going to happen.

Another problem is that the constitution of the United States barely exists at this point. It is merely a historical reference point and a convenient excuse to take some action or other.

Last night President Obama, though garner praise from the chattering classes, produced a pedantic, boring, and deceptive picture of the present and future. He and his minions are quite simply liars. The American public is so bereft of thinking ability and consumed with media generated fear that they are like children reaching for their parent's hand at the shopping mall.

The reality of job losses and reduction in business activity is a fact, but its main drama is played out on these directly affected. The political class is merely taking advantage of a difficult situation to advance schemes that have been rejected for decades. The vagaries of the business cycle are well known, yet today's media act as if such things have never happened and are impossible to change. No doubt certain areas of the country are in worse shape than others, a visit to shopping areas in some parts create wonder about where exactly the disaster is occurring; in places like Michigan it is obvious.

Despite President Obama's claims to the contrary government produces nothing. Government by definition is non-productive in its role of maintaining public order, arbitrating disputes, legislating within the bounds of the constitution and can provide a good or service at a profit. Profit is needed for reinvestment in production and incentives for employees to continue to be productive.

It is amusing to recall the reference to Karl Rove as George Bush's brain. Who is Barack Obama's brain? Based on recent behavior it is George Soros and company who are deciding what actions Obama should take. It is fairly clear that Obama has no leadership skills and unclear that he will be able to develop and assert such skills.

This is a good time to be old in America for now the best of times have passed. In the coming months a decline will set in economically that old the ditch diggers in the world will not be able to hold off. This decline will be aggravated by physical attacks on people and places by the Islamofacist enemies already embedded and waiting for the order. The Democrats and their leaders have convinced themselves that the past eight years were an illusion and that the USA would have no enemies if only Al Gore had been elected instead of George Bush. A bitter surprise is waiting.

The cultural decline of the United States is accelerating so quickly that it is becoming unrecognizable. That decadence is the norm is not even considered remarkable. Child pornographers, child rapists, and the like are nothing more than a news item; often not even being imprisoned for the murder of children. Such a society can not preserve itself. The gradual disintegration of the nation has begun to pick up speed and as usual California provides the template of what the future holds.

Barack Obama is a fraud and more closely resembles Hugo Chavez than he does Abraham Lincoln. He parrots ideas of the past and ignores the chance to lead a nation crying out for leadership while he brushes aside any rational opposition. The Pelosi-Reid orgy will create the hangover of the century though it is doubtful that the general population is intelligent enough to understand what a real disaster is brewing.

Today's situation is like all such conditions: the result of small mistakes ignored. The Democrat social policy of a house for everyone regardless of ability to pay has created the current situation. Their dishonesty in denying blame is exacerbating the panic. The panic can be laid squarely on George Bush. His failure to lead at the end of his term has opened the door the a socialist republic undreamed of by most citizens even twenty years ago.