08 08 11 - 18:34Sometimes, even adults get a clue.
Standard & Poor downvalued the USA for the first time because of political infighting in the USA. They might as well have listed any of a dozen factors suggesting this democracy is off the rail, as democracies tend to be once it gets easier to promise free things than fix problems.
The proposition nation -- people with nothing in common, united by a Soviet-style dogma of freedom, equality and free entitlements -- has failed in the USA, as it has failed everywhere else it has been tried.
Who is to blame? The people, or rather the majority, who are so oblivious, careless, lazy, ignorant, self-aggrandizing and pompous as to vote for insanity and claim it is enlightened moralism.
Our coverage here:
- S&P realizes that liberals are killing America -- yes, this is gratuitous provocation. But it's basically true, and you need to dramatize/dogmatize to get anyone to notice.
- USA trashes its credit rating -- this one is more contemplative, but catches the basic crisis of a nation in permanent schism thanks to the half of its population that is fully delusional.
Of the 1,000,000+ words written on this topic during the last 72 hours, these brief essays are the most honest assessments I've read. If no one else will say it, you have to say it yourself.