I've been thinking a lot lately about how our politically correct society must look to any sane outsider. We have plentiful natural resources which we refuse to develop while paying exorbitantly to others, many of whom hate us and would rejoice if we were made extinct. The are the world only Superpower, yet we're hamstrung by our fear of what the opinion of others will be if we actually stand up for our own values.
We are headed full speed toward financial ruin, driven by people who think that by doing so, they'll be able to justify increasing taxes, while people crying to slow down, stop or reverse course and treated as the crazy, mean spirited ones. Meanwhile, those who should fear this disaster the most are squabbling amongst themselves over choosing a new leader, while the opposition continues unabated.
Will some future anthropologist or archaeologist look at our ruins as we do the great Mayan cities being revealed from the jungles in Central America, and wonder what could have caused such a precipitous collapse?
The answer is that we lost the integrity of our society and became divided over those radical individualists who would brook no laws and those socialists who expected to be given everything by others who don't have the means to do so. Maybe we, like the people who construct the mythic Tower of Babel, will just cease to communicate with each other and scatter to the four winds.
That's why I changed the subtitle of this blog. I don't flatter myself that I will be heard, so I will content myself with making a record for the future post mortem.