The culture

What’s the CIA up to? How’s that Christmas concert? And what about the old folks and their Christmas tree? Will the 5.4 million ever grow up, or will they follow the media down the road to ruin? Is the culture too far gone already? What event or events, if any, could cause a fundamental shift in direction?

One Response to “The culture”

  1. gs Says:

    Is the culture too far gone already?

    That’s the question.

    1. Back when I saw Bush land on the aircraft carrier, the uneasy thought crossed my mind that here was a preening lightweight with no idea of a grand strategy. I hoped events would prove me wrong, but…

    2. Back during the Bush-Gore debates, the bone of contention was how to utilize the Clinton-Gingrich surplus. Iirc neither candidate even hinted that the surplus was anything but a fact of nature like the sunset or the seasons. That made me uneasy and I hoped events would prove my unease unfounded, but…

    3. In 1996 my late father remarked that the USA might not last throughout his children’s lifetime. I replied that stagnation was entirely possible but considered his prognosis highly unlikely—but the thought struck me, and has never left, that he had experienced the self-inflicted collapse of Central European civilization before, during, and after WW2.

    4. It shouldn’t be necessary to pillory Obama and the Democrats, so I’m not. My point is that the Bush administration set the stage for Obama, and that does not seem to trouble many in the GOP leadership.

    5. I stopped commenting at a conservative blog when many regulars who had been breezily confident of a Romney win reacted to the defeat by…demanding that abortion be banned from the moment of conception. Kooks and kleptocrats are fighting for control of the GOP.

    6. During the 1970s the country seemed on the road to ruin, but a generation of prosperity ensued. “God looks after fools, drunkards, and the United States of America.” Yet surely even His patience is exhausted at some point.

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