Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness
Debt is suffocating us. Our currency is on its way to being Lebanonized.
Most major American cities are broke, dirty, unsafe, and run by either corrupt incumbents, neo-Marxists, or both. The law is optional, and applied asymmetrically on the basis of race and ideology. The past is found guilty by the laws of the present and so it is being undone.
The military budget is on a trajectory to be the smallest in terms of GDP allotment since World War II; its careerist officers, for their own short-term interests, are now demonizing and will soon be driving away the very demographic that has suffered percentage-wise the greatest casualties in recent wars and was once unquestionably the foundation of the military.
1 thought on “The Cruel Progressive Creed Undoing Civilization”
Many thanks. I remember seeing Barack Obama anointed in front of classical columns which looked to me Roman and suggesting to me the end of the Republic and the beginning of the Empire. And now as I watch the progressive movement to fundamentally reorder society at every level, I am reminded of the French revolution where the calendar was reset and months renamed, those not progressive enough were denounced and terminated, where the early leaders later were turned on. I wonder if you could do (or have done) some detailed comparisons of the parallels between the progressive movements then and now so we can better understand what we are experiencing.