|The Ruins of Detroit|
In my most recent essay, The Decline And Fall Of America, I called upon the wisdom and knowledge of Edward Gibbons and his great six volume collection about the decline and fall of the Roman empire. The similarities of what happened there and what is occurring in the present day United States is apparent to any who know even a little about history and current events. That there is a strong similitude between us and Rome is undeniable, but something is taking place today that does not fit into the decline or fall of any great nation of the past. The ruin of America has been engineered and Hussein Obama is here to deliver the death blow.
Note the image above. That was once a great structure in Detroit. Now it is a crumbling ruin with tree growing within decaying walls. Click the title link beneath that photo and see yet more of what is happening to what once was one of our greatest cities. This cultural decay cannot be blamed on Obama, only on the philosophy he embraces. Those trees took root before he was ever elected to the White House, and the building had been abandoned long before that. Nonetheless, Obama is uniquely dangerous, more so than anyone in history. More of that later in the essay.
Morality ... A simple word, with perhaps different definitions in various societies, but throughout history cultures rise or fail in direct regard as to whether its people practice that morality or allow it to decay for their own selfish reasons. When the ethics of a people, a cause if you will, demands exemplary behavior from leaders that civilization will advance. When their morals evolve into an attitude of the people depending on their government to provide for their needs and wants, collapse is inevitable.
SPQR is an initialism of the Latin phrase Senatus Populusque Romanus, and translates as "For the Senate and People of Rome", meaning that the power to govern came from the people, and that was the foundation on which Rome was built. Does that sound anything like the concept "Of the people, by the people, and for the people?"
Decline begins when those leaders, "of the people", discover that they can gain more power and personal wealth by catering not to a noble doctrine but to the baser motives of those whom they govern, and from that point it is all downhill.
Corruption is inherent in any government, and that is an inescapable fact which has been with us since the dawn of civilization. However a thriving, productive society can absorb a certain degree of dishonesty among the governing without major concern. But, every culture has a tipping point, beyond which that venality spells certain ruin.
I think that I witnessed that tipping point in action at a supermarket a few days ago. The two customers ahead of me at the checkout line were an interesting cross section of what America has become. The first in line was a wiry gentleman appearing to be perhaps in his early sixties, and he had overspent his meager budget. In order to lower his bill to the cash he had in his wallet he surrendered his six pack of beer and a few minor items, along with some damaged pride, for such an event must have also been accompanied by a great deal of embarrassment.
The young Mexican woman behind him was not so unfortunate, at least not in regards to paying her bill. She was visibly pregnant, one child in the car seat of the shopping cart and three more who had been running rampant throughout the store earlier. She and her offspring were all overweight, and she paid her tab with an EBT card and WIC vouchers. Just out of curiosity I looked for a wedding band. There was none, and I would bet my last dollar that she voted for Obama, perhaps voting more than once.
Previously I stated that in all of mankind's past Obama is uniquely dangerous. Throughout the historical record we find corruption to be commonplace and the higher up the chain of command that behavior exists the more damage does it render. Sumer, Egypt, Greece, Rome, it matter not where or when, but as depravity becomes entrenched in the thought processes of the people, their nation embarks on the road to decline.
Past leaders have put their countries on the path to ruin due to their unending quest for glory, personal wealth, unbridled power, and a total absence of concern for those beneath them. Immorality and the lack of leadership has brought many great cultures to their knees, but always unintentionally.
Caligula, Nero, Napoleon, and Adolph Hitler had no intentions of bringing ruin to their nations. They wanted their country to go on and on as Hitler spoke of a thousand year Reich, but the depraved quest of their own perverted vision brought irreparable damage to the nations or empires they ruled. Hussein Obama has often been referred to as the Manchurian Candidate, and it is so, for, to the best of my knowledge, in all of history there has never been any monarch, king, emperor, or dictator who assumed the throne intent on the destruction of the nation he led.
Seeking glory and personal wealth is commonplace among depraved leaders, but none until now has done as Obama is doing.
Such behavior is totally illogical, allowing only one rational explanation for Obama's actions: He is indeed a Manchurian Candidate, showing loyalty not to this nation, but to the concepts that will destroy it; as such he is not a leader, but a destroyer. If you can accept this premise then come with me to next ... "of the people, by the people, and for the people". I maintain that Hussein is doing the will of the people, and he is doing so because they are collectively stupid, showing no loyalty to any noble concept, morality, or discipline. The inhabitants of this nation have in essence become parasitic.
Think back to the rain of Jimmy Carter, and yes, I spelled that correctly. When he took office a dark cloud descended upon this nation and we saw no sunlight until Ronald Reagan burst forth on the scene, restoring America's pride, loyalty, world leadership, and dignity. After his stirring farewell address this nation once again fell into an ever accelerating rate of decline and now we have reached the state where recovery is no longer possible.
Four years of the ruinous leadership of Jimmy Carter awakened the Americans of that day to the reality that we were in serious trouble, and would either perish or turn the ship of state around. Reagan did indeed change this nation's course and restored the American dream. Four years of Carter's ineptitude and the antics of his moronic brother was more than we could bear.
Four years of Obama's destruction of all that we hold dear have only made America want more of the same. That is very revealing of level of depravity to which we have fallen. Parasites at the voting booth spell ruin, and there is no Ronald Reagan waiting in the wings to save us from ourselves. In truth I do not believe that he could be elected today. Such a man would be ostracized by his own Progressive party.
Now we stand on the precipice of civil war and the lowest rungs of society support the so called president as he guts the producers of this nation to provide for his mindless idiots. This man now stands before us calmly assuring a falling nation that all is well. He tries to calm troubled waters with deception, lies, and confusion while launching vicious attacks on those who oppose him. We are outnumbered, but not out gunned.
It is said that all creatures in nature have a purpose. That may be the case, but in regard to the followers of Obama I see but two things they can do well: Consume the productivity of others, and riot. The day will come when they will be called upon to do the latter in an effort to give him an excuse to declare martial law. America's future depends on how we react when this day comes.