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“After America: Get Ready for Armageddeon”

April 30, 2012

“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…”?


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.

Perplexed by A Dying America? Read This Book!

March 27, 2012

Perplexed by A Dying American? Read This Book!

You will have to wade through some opaque cleverness, but the truth about America’s bizarre changes and precipitous decline resides within the pages of Mark Steyn’s book.

I urge you to get it, read it, and then inform your friends.

From Mark Steyn’s book After America: Get Ready for Armageddon


Big Government’s bias against marriage and family isn’t an unforeseen quirk of the tax code. It’s in logical, strategic support of its mission—to expand government and diminish everything else. How’s it going? Well, 40 percent of American children are now born out of wed-lock. A majority of Hispanic babies are born to unmarried mothers. So are 70 percent of black children. And so are 70 percent of the offspring of non-Hispanic white women with high school education and an income under $20,000. Entire new categories of crime have arisen in the wake of familial collapse, like the legions of daughters abused by their mom’s latest live-in boyfriend. Congressman Pence’s doomsday scenario is already here: millions and millions of American children are raised in transient house-holds and moral vacuums that make not just social mobility but even elemental character formation all but impossible. In an America of fewer jobs, more poverty, more crime, more drugs, more disease, and growing ethno-cultural resentments, the shattering of the indispensable social building block will have catastrophic consequences.  (P. 234)


I will edit Mark’s last sentence. “The Shattering of the indispensable social building block” [is having] “catastrophic consequences” [in America].

Most Americans have no idea about the depth of this cultural tragedy. The actual source of the lethal damage to us all is disguised amongst a thousand things going wrong.

VTM, 3/27/12

Detroit is Coming To Your Neighborhood

March 25, 2012

Detroit is Coming To Your Neighborhood

From Mark Steyn’s book, After America: Get Ready for Armageddon.

Start of quotations:

An unemployable, dysfunctional citizenry, a rapacious government, crime ridden streets, and an education system that dignifies moronization as a self-esteem program: in Detroit, everything other than government is dead. (p.222).

Decay sets in imperceptibly, but it accelerates, and, by the time you notice it, it’s hard to reverse. Somewhere like Detroit isn’t Somalia, not yet. But like other parts of the country it is en route to Latin America—a society with a wealthy corrupt elite that controls the levers of power, and beneath it a great swamp of poverty, whose inhabitants divide into two species—predators and prey. The Motor City is the Murder City, with one of the highest homicide rates on the planet—and 70 percent of them go unsolved.

It will not seem quite such an outlier in the future. (p. 223)

End of quotations.

The truth can  motivate you to do good things, but first it will make you miserable.

Wake-up America!


Our Future?

March 23, 2012

Our Future?

The following quote is from Mark Steyn’s After America: Get Ready For Armageddon, p.149.

“I long ago gave up marveling at how little American education asks of its inmates. By universalizing university, you let K-12 of the hook. College becomes the new high school–which is exactly the opposite of what a dynamic, efficient society would be doing; middle school should be the new high school. Early-year education is the most critical; if you screw up the first eight grades, keeping the kid in class till he’s thirty isn’t going to do much to fix things.”

Watch this short video and see what you think!

VTM, 3/23/12

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