A nation in decline, check. Profligate spending and huge debt, check. An imbecile ruler: Charles II = Joe Biden, check. Those who do not learn the lessons of history…
The United States is not perfect, but it is the greatest country on the planet. However, one cohort – leftists and Democrat – truly hates this country. They want to change it into some socialist utopia. Prominent leftists including athletes, entertainers and politicians are happy to tell you how terrible the country is and that they are ready to move to “fill in the blank”. The trouble is, they never do. Funny. In fact no country on Earth has more people wanting to come here.
Prominent leftists have this country to largely thank for their success and wealth. If the US were to change into their vision this would likely disappear. Leftists like Colin Kaepernick, Sean Penn, Rosie O’Donnell, Barbara Streisand, and Gavin Newsom are hypocritical phonies who are too vacuous and obtuse to understand this.
Jonah Goldberg, a well known “conservative” on National Review and Fox, is out with a book claiming that liberal western democracy is under assault by the forces of tribalism, nationalism and populism. He is blaming forces on the far-left and right. I think he totally misses the point. Conservatism is essentially liberal, a term the far-left has coopted. I would argue that it is largely under assault by leftism, socialism and big-government statism. The problem is that with great advances has come the rise of secularism and an erosion of morality. These things are intrinsically part of leftism. There is no longer a sense of right and wrong, there is a rise of moral relativism, and a feeling that people can “do what ever they want”. When things don’t work out there is a backlash against the system and opposing groups.