I haven’t written much of anything on this blog the past year. I’ve been devoting most of my time to AH REDUX videos. The rest of my time has been given over to yard work, honey-dos, and updating the video editing and music studios. To make matters worse, the AH REDUX schedule was disrupted by vacation plans. I decided to take a week-long road trip vacation during the Rethuglican National wütend blitzkrieg Abkommen. Das Führer, Donald Drumpf, and his braindead, sky-zombie loving, white hooded, rabid disciples of doom, and democracy crushing dunderheads, opened the 2016 presidential race by machine-gunning the Constitution, totally obliterating the notion of freedom and liberty for all, and E Pluribus Unum. Half of what America used to stand for is now dead. The other half is on life support. Hitler, Mussolini, and Idi Amin Dada would be proud.
Sit down! Shut the fuck up! Listen for once!
Yeah, you! I’m talking to you America! At the beginning of every AH REDUX episode I ask the question, “What the fuck is wrong with you America?” It’s a reasonable and logical question. And, the answer to the question is far too complex to convey in this article. Suffice it to say… It’s too late anyway. America – You deserve what you are about to get. And, what you are about to get is nothing short of, “The End”. The great experiment is over.
In a letter to John Taylor in 1814 John Adams wrote:
“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”
Ben Franklin wrote in Emblematical Representations, ca. 1774:
“History affords us many instances of the ruin of states, by the prosecution of measures ill-suited to the temper and genius of their people. The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. An equal dispensation of protection, rights, privileges, and advantages, is what every part is entitled to, and ought to enjoy… These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed; whence a total separation of affections, interests, political obligations, and all manner of connections, by which the whole state is weakened.”
“The End” isn’t coming to America courtesy of a foreign invader. “The End” isn’t the result of a terrorist attack. “The End” is brought to us by… us. You and me. Everyone. American arrogance, ignorance, complacency, stupidity, imperialism, nationalism, populism, greed, selfishness, paranoia… and… FEAR. “The End” is the opening credit for a new and far more terrifying era in, what will be, the short history of our country. It’s also the epitaph for freedom and liberty for all. “The End” will now mark the transition from democracy to demagoguery, freedom and liberty to indentured servitude and compliance to the State. America – You deserve what you are about to get.
Fasten your seatbelts and hold tight America. “The End” is going to hurt, and hurt bad. But, you’re masochists anyway. So, it should be a true pleasure for you. Every story has to have an end. For the United States of America… “My country tis of thee… sweet land of libe… of thee… of thee… of thee… I… I… I…”
It’s been interesting to see all the comments on my Facebook in response to my article. I find the ignorance of some of them utterly amazing! More than that, the point of my article was missed, and in many cases, assumed aligned with everything from Marxism, Socialism (a not-so-flattering and incorrect interpretation of the word), and Communism. And yet, I’m a sane Libertarian who believes that without a federal government, we would not be the “United States of America”. But, instead… A conglomeration of individual countries with all the biases and prejudices of religious and political ideologies, and the horrors that go with them. It’s sad to think that the negative comments put forth over this article are not aberrations, but indicative of just how terribly divided we have become as citizens of this country. Unfortunately, these negative comments are strong evidence in support of the article. Given the state of our union (at best a tenuous one) maybe it’s time to heed the lessons of history and the civilizations that have fallen as a result of the same symptoms. I will close, not with “God Bless America”, because that is part of our problem, but with E Pluribus Unum. “Out of Many, One”