The essay which follows comes from Jorge Banner, one of our readers in South America. He didn’t send it as a post, but as an explanation to me about how he views the U.S.
I got his permission to share his thoughts with other lurkers…
I’m a total fan of America in the classic, original, Empire-State-loving-way, enthusiastically in favor of Truth, Justice and the American Way.
Yes, there is an American Way. And, no, it’s not some other way adapted to a new situation. It is a new way, fresh, clean and sane, a healthy and good way of doing things and coming at problems.
The American Dream. It exists.
Americans gave birth to the possibility of its true existence and enjoyment.
The best thing about the American Dream is that Americans turned their Dream into their Reality. History will bless you forever for having done this. Good people. Even if you have decided to abandon and renounce it. America existed. It will never be denied.
And if you follow the current path to its logical conclusion and go voluntarily into the socialist slavery that your current leaders are proposing to you, there will come a day when, somewhere, people will rediscover Freedom, Truth, Justice and the American Way and America will live, again, either in its current geographical location or in another.
I know what you are thinking — “don’t write us off, yet”. I won’t.
The situation looks dark, though. You have put your neck on the guillotine and trusting the good will of the executioner not to pull the lever is not what I would call wise.
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The slow but constant power of propaganda and education, immensely corrupt but education at last, has given us the sad spectacle of the freest and most powerful nation ever in the history of our species giving in voluntarily to slave drivers. It is like that woman who in the clutches of a rapist gives in to his promise that if she just lets him tie her hands to that bolt on the wall he won’t hurt her and stops struggling. How can America fall for that?!
The America that defeated Nazi Germany, fascist Japan and finally the Soviet Union, giving in to a pack of provincial chicken thieves?!
You have let your own good be turned against you. What the Schmeissers and Mousers and Arisakas and Kalashnikovs couldn’t do, a few socialist clowns and liars got away with, without a scratch.
Do you think that’s democracy? That’s demopathy, a disease of democracy that allows parasitic entities to take democracy over and turn all that makes democracy good into bad, all that makes democracy sane into crazy, Freedom into slavery, pride into shame, truth into lie, the good into the bad, and, perversely, the bad into the good. The rats have taken over the ship and strut their stuff around like the ship belongs to them and even more, like they have built it and nobody ever helped. The world belongs to the rats!
The non-producing parasites are dictating to the producers what is “owed” to them. And they’ll be seeing if they ever allow the producers to go on producing again and what they’ll produce and how much and at what price and to whom they will be permitted to sell it.
What a thrill it must be for every “never-got-there”, for every “never-made-it”, for every “nobody-ever-gave-me-a-break”, for every parasite, to feel that “his gang” is in power and is going to dictate terms to those he knows to be his betters, those he could never understand, those he could never even imitate, those he pretended not to admire while all the time, ever since he could remember, spying on them like a child with his nose pressed against a window.
And not the saddest, but maybe the most ironic of it is that the parasites in power are not going to give a hoot about him, nor could they even if they wanted to. Their ignorance and their immorality will bring everybody down into the cesspool of a socialist regime. They will not be making a distinction between friend and foe.
Because socialism is like a doomsday machine, like the grenade of last resort, the suicide weapon to, at least, take your enemies with you into the grave. Socialism has never achieved more than a pittance and shame. It achieves hunger and death, long lines to buy nothing, using a currency so inflated that it’s more joke than currency. All of this in the name of a “social justice” that it is not “social” and is not “justice”.
Socialism is the quintessential way to kill the golden egg-laying goose. You can’t steal the wealth of the producers because their wealth is moral and morality can’t be stolen. Wealth is in the mind. It is the flower of human life. If you kill the human and take him apart trying to get for yourself that which made him tick, you find that you can’t. You only end up covered in blood but not much wealthier.
And the little currency you steal from a dead producer will last you little. And then you’ll starve. Because the maker of food will not be there any more. You killed him.
Like the savage that kills another and eats his heart trying to acquire his bravery, socialists end up with humongous graveyards and a creeping poverty that turns a world of color into the grayness that was East Berlin. All the human hearts eaten will not make one single socialist braver or wealthier.
The poor louse that lives in a shanty town thinks that the Husseins and the Pelosis and the Reids and the Schumers are going to give him what belonged to somebody else and in his supine ignorance can’t know that the socialists are going to kill that somebody else and eat the corpse. But the virtue that made the dead man rich will die with him. Everyone will go down one more notch into the darkness of hunger and eventual death.
Hussein, like an American Mugabe, will go after the best America has to offer and just as the African tyrant is killing or making flee for their lives all those that used to produce food in Rhodesia, he’ll go after all those that produce and know how to produce in America and will persecute them and harass them into extinction and America will lose its soul.
This demopathy leads to the zombiefication of America. And the zombiefication is well underway.
The libtard demopaths think that America is something that oozes out of the bones of producers and are willing to reduce them to skeletons and “make them” give up their wealth by grinding their remains.
I wonder how many over there understand just how incomprehensible all this sounds to America’s friends abroad? You friends abroad are simply saying “how could they . . . how?!!”
Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” was never so necessary for you guys as it is today. Small wonder it is climbing the ranks as it is. It may be a little too late, though.
I hope not.