(Steve McCann) The United States a dying country. For many years that distasteful reality has been painfully obvious to those of us who immigrated to the United States having experienced first-hand the human suffering brought about by the near total destruction of a continent and the brutality of totalitarian rule throughout the world. The underlying cause of so much death and destruction over the past century is threefold: immorality, despotism and radical ideology.
This nation is repeating the disastrous evolutionary process that has plagued so many failed countries throughout mankind’s history. This process begins with a society willing to reject the fundamental concept that is necessary for any nation to thrive and prosper: respect for the uniqueness of each individual and self-determination. Recently the revelation that Planned Parenthood is selling, without a second thought, body parts of aborted human beings for profit is a significant indicator of the depth to which this nation has fallen over the past 45 years.
On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court validated abortion on demand (up to the point of so-called viability) regardless of circumstances. Many of my acquaintances celebrated this decision as a monumental advancement in women’s and societal rights. I, on the other hand, was overcome with a sense of foreboding. I was appalled and openly stated that this nation had embarked on the road of demeaning and devaluing life, which would lead to a society devoid of morality and integrity with the ultimate ascension into power those who would destroy this nation as founded. My warnings fell on deaf ears as I was ridiculed and accused of being an anachronism as these things could never happen in the United States.
As there were few that shared my premonition, I could only watch over the past 42 years as the American people have sanctioned, through legal abortions, the death of over 54.5 million children. Once this disregard of human life took hold, the citizens of this nation were susceptible to wholesale changes within society. Far too many of the American people, flush with prosperity, willfully ignored the infiltration of the education, media and entertainment establishments by the 1960’s radicals, the most narcissistic and radical legion of socialist true-believers on the face of the earth. Through the control of these mediums of indoctrination, an ever increasing percentage of the population has been conditioned to believe there are no moral absolutes and there is a limitless list of rights as granted by the government.
Since 1973 there has been the open promotion of euthanasia, the abandonment of traditional behavioral guidelines and the active denigration of organized religion, together with the successful inculcation of the entitlement mentality. The concurrent belief in an all powerful government has unalterably frayed the ties that bind all Americans and greatly eroded the ability of the society as a whole to successfully weather an overwhelmingly severe financial or societal crisis without looking to the government as the savior. Thus the populace was pre-conditioned, when the right circumstances occurred, to elect a charismatic demagogue and radical as President of the United States.
However, as long as no national leader in the mold of the charismatic despots of the twentieth century emerged to seize the reins of government, I maintained some degree of optimism that the innate good sense and character of the American people would eventually prevail and the United States could reverse course and continue its unique place in the annals of mankind.
That hope was dashed upon the rocks when I first saw and listened to Barack Obama. Here was the man that represented the sum of all my fears and the catalyst that would make certain the United States would become a dying country. In the charismatic mold of the twentieth century despots he was someone who was a stranger to the truth, devoid of any integrity and hell-bent on imposing a radical ideology on the nation. When the financial crisis of 2008 descended on the nation, the ideal circumstance occurred that would propel him into office.
Barack Obama, as did Mussolini, Lenin, Mao and Hitler before him, has the ability to visibly remain above the fray, appear as the champion of the people and manipulate the emotions of an ill-educated populace. In the case of Obama he has the further benefit of being able to exploit the racial guilt embedded in the American society.
In keeping with many of the tactics employed in Italy and Germany in the 1920’s and 30’s and many other nations since, Barack Obama and his fellow travelers in the Democratic Party have, over the past five years, followed in the footsteps of these despotic regimes.
All autocratic regimes require a scapegoat in order to keep the populace in turmoil while they go about seizing all the levers of power; this regime has done the same, utilizing the so-called wealthy, conservatives, evangelical Christians, and a clueless Republican Party as their focus of evil. The totalitarian mindset of thought control by the American Left is increasingly rearing its ugly head. It is not enough to win a political battle, but those who disagree with them must be punished and forced to wholeheartedly accept the party line or be financially destroyed and publically humiliated.
As the twin dark clouds of totalitarian thought control and an omnipotent central government slowly envelop the nation, a preponderance of the American people as well as many of nation’s political and societal leaders cower in the shadows or are willfully oblivious in the self-centered world. In 2015 the evolving societal hallmarks of the United States are timidity, voyeurism and victimhood.
Short of an overwhelming nation catastrophe, I fear there is little chance to pull back from the brink but if there ever was a nation or a people that could it is the United States. But first they must recognize how far this nation has fallen.