A “Perfect Storm” Brewing In Our Culture

 

Hey, I won’t mince words… It seems that three influences are driving our culture into a maelstrom of freakish proportions. (Before you read further, rent and view “The Perfect Storm” if you haven’t already done so. Or read the book.) Anyway, those three catastrophic influences are:

  • The “liberalization” of our society over the last 50 years… And I’m not suggesting movements towards common sense are wrong. Racism has to go because it’s unfair and just plain dumb. Ditto for sexism. And hopefully someday soon, ditto for homosexual bias. But no matter what, admit that this country has simply become more liberal over the last 50 years, and not all of liberalism has been good. There are countless benchmarks that clearly indicate that many aspects of liberalism have failed miserably. (I was going to document “sanctuary cities” being unfair to legal immigrants and Bill Clinton lying about using Monica as his own “Whoop-Tee-Doo Machine”… But why bother? Either you get it or you don’t.) Just consider this: “Between the late 1970s and the early 1990s, the number of Americans with genital herpes infection increased by 30 percent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. – Science Daily Yeah… Not all things are perfect in Liberal City.
  • The second catastrophic influence is as old as our country is – that of political cronyism, power brokering, greed, and ineptitude. Look at Long, McNamara, Daley, Rumsfeld, etc. Now, in 2008, Obama is leading the parade. Forget about his associations with the bottom feeders that are Wright and Ayers… Obama is simply an old-time Chicago politicain, and if you don’t get that, you need to be wearing a bib and eating apple sauce.
  • The last catastrophe is that of an electronically super-saturated media that is 70% liberal. They are shovel feeding liberalism to the masses. Sorry, but there’s no doubt about it.

So where do we go from here? I don’t know… I really don’t know… But there’s a maelstrom brewing on three converging fronts: new liberalism, old politics, and new high-tech liberal agenda dispersion.

Looks like a perfect storm to me.

Alan Speakman

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One Response to A “Perfect Storm” Brewing In Our Culture

  1. fred says:

    The “perfect storm” is the natural result of almost 80 years of unresolved differences. Since the New Deal, economic and social differences have been resolved by borrowing against the future and buying both parties off with the proceeds of the loan.

    Example: The UAW wants higher wages for manufacturing jobs than the market will sustain and auto manufacturers want higher profits.

    Solution: Create a false prosperity by easy credit, allowing consumers to buy inflated luxuries which the UAW manufactures and the Big Three sell to increasingly indebted consumers.

    Example: Those unable to work and without savings are destitute.

    Solution: Engineer “mild” inflation and a pension system that borrows against the future.

    Example: Israel and Egypt are in an unresolved state of war.

    Solution: Borrow money ( $2 billion/yr) to bribe the Egyptians to hold hands and talk nice to the Israelis and call it “peace”.

    The only problem is that none of these “solutions” (and their myriad brethren) will work when the debt/inlation bubble itself becomes unsustainable. All the problems return with a vengeance but now there are hordes of angrier partisans who believed (falsely) that their problems had been solved, and are looking for someone to blame for their pain.

    The 21st will be an interesting century.

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