Years ago, wise scientists established that the optimum carrying capacity for the U.S. was a 200,000,000 population. The population is now 380,000,000, the increase almost entirely due to immigration. The larger population is certain to bring a lower standard of living. It is already happening.
Republicans are doing what they always do. Reverting to their old mode of empty respectability. I am receiving every other day expensive colour flyers telling me that Trump can’t win the Presidential election and a vote for him will be a certain guarantee for Biden’s re-election.
“We need a new leader.” They say zero about who would be a better candidate or what his platform would be.
It is just like Jeb Bush’s advertising in 2016. We were told that he was a tough man that would solve our problems. Nothing about how he was to do this. Just trust the candidate of the respectable party. This is not politics---it is simply calculated marketing.
The Republican leadership has not caught on that the grassroots has changed. Or maybe they know it but still think their old trick will work another time and keep them in power and profit. They neither know nor care about what might really be done to save the country. They can only spout pre-fabricated platitudes and ignore every real problem that besets our ailing society.
Think about how strange (and revealing) this is. We have a party leadership whose only platform is tearing down their most popular leader.
The election of the new Speaker of the House is evidence of the same thing. This fellow said at the time it happened that George Floyd had been murdered. He had seen it on television. What more evidence is needed that he is a shallow, opportunistic man, like most Republican Congresspersons. He was simply saying what the party marketers, anxious to get on the popular side of the Floyd incident, told him to say.
Even worse, this fellow seems to belong to one of the more ignorant branches of evangelism, which means he has no knowledge of history and no respect for the Constitution or American tradition.
Contrary to Lispy Graham, I am not aware of having any brothers and sisters in Israel.
RIC. Russia, Iran, China. Three countries that our vain and shallow rulers are provoking and the media are working to turn us against - not too hard because Americans in general know nearly nothing about the rest of the world and the little that they know is wrong.
All three of these countries have been developing well economically at a rate far greater than the U.S., despite American sanctions and sabotage.
All of them have lifted a great part of their population out of traditional poverty into middle-class status. Generally, their people are satisfied with their regimes and their leaders. Two of them have militaries that honest experts say that the U.S. might not be able to go up against. They all know that American leadership is decadent and weak.
Compare that to the way we are now.
Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews