Pat Buchanan’s new book, Suicide of a Superpower, asks: will America survive to 2025? I bounce off the walls when I think about Buchanan. One minute I cheer him, the next minute I can’t believe he actually said ‘that.’ The Rio Norte Line has short but significant snippets from about 11 chapters of Suicide of a Superpower. They are worth reading. Buchanan gives a sobering look at what America is facing. While all the quotes are worthy of attention, the first from Chapter 1, and another from Chapter 10 stood out:
“We have accepted today the existence in perpetuity of a permanent underclass of scores of millions who cannot cope and must be carried by society — fed, clothed, housed, tutored, medicated at taxpayer’s expense their entire lives. We have a dependent nation the size of Spain in our independent America. We have a new division in our country, those who pay a double or triple fare, and those who ride forever free.”
“Are vital U.S. interests more imperiled by what happens in Iraq where were have 50,000 troops, or Afghanistan where we have 100,000, or South Korea where we have 28,000 — or by what is happening on our border with Mexico?…What does it profit America if we save Anbar and lose Arizona?”
Now in the throes of the coming election, I try not to think about what is possible that we MIGHT NOT accomplish with Republicans in office. God help us, please. Suicide of a SuperPower is available at Amazon in Kindle edition (pre-order for October 18 release), $14.99. $16.58 for hardcover.