Tuesday, July 24, 2012

America’s decline will not end with the defeat of Barack Obama

It’s a good start, don’t get me wrong. But there’s so much institutional rot that has to be dealt with, the process of turning the country around is going to be a long, hard slog. David Gelernter underscores a few ominous facts:
If conservatives were serious, they would think much harder about the Culture Machine (aka the Establishment) and the ways in which Obama is typical instead of exceptional—typical of a new type of Establishment leader, the new Machine Man. We’re used to old-fashioned political (usually Democratic) machines. But those political machines compare to the modern Culture Machine like a stick of dynamite to an H-bomb. While conservatives worry about debt and taxes and huge problems abroad, the left is busy pulling the whole country out from under them. While conservatives fiddle around on the roof, robbers are rifling the house and stealing the children. Conservatives might consider climbing down and having a look. Obama is only the first of a new breed.
This is not a call for surrender, but a challenge to take up the great and noble task of rescuing the once and future America. And there’s no reason we shouldn’t embark on this mission cheerfully, and with confidence in our ultimate success. I ask you to once again consider the words of the late Auberon Waugh, which serve as the motto of Paco Enterprises:
There are countless horrible things happening all over the world and horrible people prospering, but we must never allow them to disturb our equanimity or deflect us from our sacred duty to sabotage and annoy them whenever possible.

1 comment:

Marica said...

Heh. Sounds like crappy old stuff to me.

"We are the pioneers of a new day, or we are nothing worth talking about. We are at the threshold of our career. Our record thus far is full of faults ... but our general direction has been onward and upward." Hawthorne's United States, 1898.