“After America: Get Ready for Armageddeon”


“After America: Get Ready for Armageddon”

The title of this blog is actually the title of a book written by Mark Steyn. The book was published  by Regnery Publishing, Inc. in 2011.

I will recommend that you read Steyn’s book, given that it provides a highly informed and referenced prediction of America’s demise as a Republic and World leader.

This is an excellent book, if you can tolerate Steyn’s fascination with his own unique style of Katy hyper-cleverness while he portrays America’s seemingly inexorable evolution from freedom to socialism, suicidal levels of debt, and the continued swift erosion of all things that once made America a World power and leader.

The author’s own words will best describe the threat of our cultural demise:

The following is taken from Steyn’s pages 20-22.

A is for ADDICTION: We spend too much, borrowing from the future to such an extend its’ n longer clear we’ve got one.

R is for REDISTIBUTION: Day by day, an unprecidented transfer of wealth from the productive class to the obstructive class is delivering a self-governing republic into rule by regulators, bureaucrats, and social engineers.

M is for MONOPOLY: Old ruling Class: “We he People,” New ruling class: “We the People who know better than you frightful people…” America is ruled not by a meritocracy but by a cartel of confomicrats imposing a sterile monopoly of outmoded ideas.

A is for ARTERIOSCLEROSIS: “Yes, we can” ? No we can’t! By comparison with the past, America is already seizing up.

G is for GLOBAL RETREAT: As Britain and other great powers quickly learned, the price of Big Government at home is an ever smaller presence abroad. An America turned inward will make for a more dangerous world.

E is for ENGINEERING: “Celebrate Diversity”? The ideological homogeneity and social engineering of the nation’s schools would be regarded as child abuse in any other age. Aside from its other defects, it diverts too many Americans into frivolous unproductive activity, while our competitors get on with the real work.

D is for DECAY: Mired in dependency and decline, much of he United States will be on a fast track to the Third World. And, no matter how refined the upscale communities the elites retrench to, it will prove increasingly impossible to insulate yourself from the pathologies a decadent liberalism has loosed to rampage Godzilla-sized across the land.

D is for Disintegration; We are becoming the highly singular United State of America. No advanced society has ever tried hyper-regulatory direct rule for 350 million people. Will it work? Or is it more likely that increasingly incompatible jurisdictions and social groups will conclude that the price for keeping fifty stars in the flag is too high? Without the American idea, there will be insufficient glue to hold the United States together.

O is for OPEN SEASON: Do you find it hard to imagine a world without America? The Russians, the Chinese, and the would-be New Caliphate don’t. And on a planet where rich passive nations are defenseless while every failed state from North Korea to Sudan is butching up, it’s not hard to figure out what comes next.

N is for NUKES AWAY: addiction, Redistribution, Monopoly, Arteriosclerosis, Global retreat, social Engineering, Decay, Disintegration, Open season, Nukes away. Put them all together and they spell…?

Finally, from page 23…

That America’s animating principles should require any defence at all is a melancholy reflection on how fare we’ve already gone. Live free—or die from a thousand soothing caresses of nanny-state sirens.

Like I said, if you want a happy ending, it’s up to you.

Your call America.

End of quotes.

If you did not take time to answer the question…What “they spell…”?

It is ARMAGEDDON.

VTM, 4/30/12

From the Michigan U.P. , where my Great Grandparents and Grandma busted their butts to make a living on 80 acers of farm land. The Ramsay Farm is now our rustic and forrested family retreat.

If Mark Styen is correct, this old farm may someday become my family’s “last line of defense” in America.

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