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Western Civilization is IN the DITCH

Hawkeye10

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2016 IS THE YEAR OF PARALYSIS IN THE FACE OF CERTAIN DISASTER

Michael Brendan Dougherty

Calvin Coolidge reportedly said that "if you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you." Well, it seems that Europe and the Americas can see enough troubles rolling down the road that a few are getting past the ditch and to us. And we're frozen, like the proverbial deer in headlights, just staring as our own doom barrels down upon us.

Welcome to 2016, the year of paralysis in the face of certain disaster.
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Everywhere in the West the paralysis is the same. Europe dares not look at its own problems. Brazil cannot prepare for its Olympic Games. America resigns itself to elect one of the two most unsuitable and disliked candidates in modern memory.

Our collective paralysis springs partly from our cynicism. The members of our political class want money, comforts, and status. They don't want renown or glory, because those require something not on their endlessly manicured CVs: risk and responsibility.
2016 is the year of paralysis in the face of certain disaster

Unusually good piece from this guy, and I agree that the elite have failed. In my opinion they have failed by being too small and because they are hobbled by morality problems. He is partly right about risk, these assholes are not willing to take personal risks to do good work (making them easy to manipulate by their betters) but they have taken extraordinary risks with the society that they control and with civilization overall.

Smarts, free minds and free speech...the combat of ideas....together are the remedy.

ALL are in very short supply.

Seriously.
 
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