As Americans know from their own illustrious history, any nation’s well-being hinges on only a few factors. Its prosperity, freedom and overall stability depend on its constitutional and political stability. A secure currency and financial order are also essential, as is a strong military.Anyone who paid attention in History class knows what happened to the Jacobins and the damage they did to their native France.
Perhaps most important is a first-rate inductive educational system. Of course, nothing is possible without general social calm (often dependent on a reverence for the past) and secure borders.
The ability to produce or easily acquire food, fuel and key natural resources ensures a nation’s independence and autonomy.
Unfortunately, in the last few months, all of those centuries-old reasons to be confident in American strength and resiliency have been put into doubt.
The challenge is not just enemies abroad such as China, Russia, North Korea and Iran. The greater problem lies within us, as we erode the inherited and acquired strengths that made us singular, both materially and spiritually.
Modern Jacobins seek to erase our founding in 1776. Mobs tear down statues and deface monuments with impunity. There is no consistent rhyme or reason to why the names of schools, institutions and streets are erased overnight — except the relative dangers of a nihilistic electronic mob.
The comment made to VDH’s piece addresses another issue those tearing the nation apart are ignoring.
What gets me is that the folks supporting this downfall, particularly the 'useful idiots', think that somehow things will be better once everything has been turned to rubble. However, when the reality of what they have wrought hits them they will wonder how it all happened.Indeed.
And then we, who remember the times before they came upon us like the Four Horsemen, will point to them and say "You brought this upon yourselves and now you will pay the price for your willful ignorance, and the mayhem and destruction you have wrought in that ignorance. Enjoy this hell you have created. Enjoy the chains you have willingly placed upon yourselves. Revel in the pain you have caused and the pain you have inflicted upon yourselves. Suffer in the knowledge that this is what you worked so hard to create."
The nation will become like Detroit, a wasteland of closed factories, dilapidated public buildings, and homes that are Soviet Concrete Block chic, lines for food, lines for clothing, lines for basic necessities, full prisons, full gulags, schools to teach dogma, to indoctrinate, but not to educate. It is this they have worked so hard to create. But we also know they will say "But this wasn't our intention. We had the best of intentions!"
We know where that road leads, don't we?