I caught Liz Trotta’s commentary this morning while cleaning out the fridge. Her reference to a dying culture caught my attention as I was despairing over a moldy piece of expensive cheese. Video and transcript below.
Let’s face it, we knew what President Obama’s worldview meant for us long before he set foot in the Oval Office: American must lower its super-power profile, he told us. Settle for soft diplomacy rather than confrontation, scale down, be humble, apologize for its colonial errors.
As for how he felt about his fellow countrymen, the racist servants of his devoted friend, the Reverend Wright, should have been the tip-off, so today in the cold froth of March, we’re forced to examine the everyday results of the Obama doctrine, how the folly of weak stewardship trickle down to reinforce an America drowning in incompetence.
Things don’t seem to work anymore, and a feeling of national exasperation is alive in the land.
Gibbons said in his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire that there were five marks of the dying culture:
1) Concern with displaying affluence instead of building wealth,
2) Obsessions with sex and perversions of sex,
3) Freakish and sensationalistic art instead of creative and original,
4) Widening disparity between the very rich and the very poor, and
5) Increased demand to live off the state.
Today panic over Russia’s land-grab, signals the latest manifestation of a foreign policy running on guesswork. Even U.S. intelligence is divided on what Putin will do next. Is there a lesson in the fact that the president, clinging to his diversity mantra, has appointed mostly women to top security and State Department jobs? America the exceptional has become America the incompetent.
From foreign policy, our flat-footedness reaches down into the nitty-gritty of everyday life. So many people, dumbed-down by notions of fake equality, have, by-and-large, lost any fidelity to an American ideal. When is the last time you saw an American flag at a Puerto Rican Day parade?
Many of us are aghast of the ‘whatever philosophy’ that has replaced American ‘can do.’ We are also tired.
Tired of government policies that exalt government handouts and rack-up a haunting debt. It has changed us, just as Richard Nixon warned. If we take the hand of the permanent hand-out, he said, the American character, will itself be impoverished.
We are tired of the incompetence in raising children, the absence of parents who could teach the difference between right and wrong.
Tired too, of the random rudeness and coarse language on and off the streets, especially from over sexed teenagers who advertise for sex and then claim abuse.
Tired of weaselly young men with their testosterone-challenged beards and mincing ways, who’d rather do the dishes than defend our country.
Tired of racial imperatives, Hollywood’s robotic devotion to groveling liberalism by requiring every picture to showcase a liberated ingenue, an asserted heroine and a cerebral black man as it’s anti-hero.
Tired of the deification of homosexuals who may have won the media race and silenced the incompetent opposition, although many Americans find their life style repugnant.
Tired of sugary customer reps with the English capability of a three-year old, who keep you on hold for 20 minutes while they pretend to provide service.
Tired of a rotting educational system where grammar and literature are supplanted by Women’s Studies and Black History for students who can barely spell or write a simple sentence, so last week, the college board announced it will no longer require written essays on its admissions exams, implying it is wealth, not intelligence that makes the difference. At the University of Arizona and other schools, students are signing up Vampire Studies.
There’s much more to be tired of. America the incompetent rules.
End Trotta Commentary
I was curious about the absence of the American Flag in Puerto Rican Day parades in the host country. She’s right.
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