While those on the left are spiking the football and high-fiving, those who understand reality are hanging their head in the knowledge that the end is here. It isn’t just a depressed reaction to a loss. It is the sad fact that we are doomed while a majority of Americans (or, at least voters) don’t care as long as the pretense continues.
Perhaps Mark Steyn expressed it best: “Americans as a whole have joined the rest of the Western world in voting themselves a lifestyle they are not willing to earn”. Watching Europe reach the breaking point under the unsustainable burden of socialism has not dented the liberal urge to emulate that failure. Cradle-to-grave government subsistence is just too attractive for them.
If it were only economic collapse this election guaranteed, one could prepare for the worst and begin to devise financial remedies for the future. Unfortunately, much more than that was lost and there is little hope remaining that it can ever be recovered.
Individual pride and independence that birthed a “can do” attitude has rotted into “can’t do without government help”. “You didn’t build that yourself” not only derisively slapped the face of those who did, it has become an accepted principle of this “new” America.
The family unit, the cornerstone of this country, is not only falling apart; it is being systematically and deliberately dismantled. The media adoration for the Obama family unit is flagrantly incongruent with its promotion of single mothers, gay marriage, contraception, abortions, and working women. All can be considered worthwhile causes, but not as replacements for the family unit.
The “common good” is gone forever. Catering to demands of a minority has fractured any cohesiveness this country attained. A common language cannot even be agreed upon. The economy and the fabric of the entire country became drastically altered with Obamacare in order to accommodate 10% of the population, and the majority finds that acceptable. How small must the fragmented pieces get before there is little left but dust?
Americans have become spoiled by the successes of past generations and the “me” generation has grown into the “me” society with damaging attitudes. Dependency is a drug and Americans have joined Europeans in their addiction to it. This election sold America to buy that drug. It is doubtful if it can be bought back at any price.
Yes, there is good reason for feeling doomed, unless you are addicted to that drug of dependency. In that case, you are just too numb to feel it.
David J. Hentosh