Empires Come And Go But Pax Is Lasting (For As Long As It Lasts)
— "Whatever happens will be for the worse; therefore, it is our interest that as little should happen as possible." — Lord Salisbury
That was uttered by the statesman Lord Salisbury whilst the inevitability of British decline as an empire was too apparent to dismiss as the world entered into the 20th Century.
I find it a rather humorous thing to say in regard to matters of such import; but, alas, I find myself in a similar vein watching in
horror delight—can't decide—as American decline is manifest as a trip to hell—either by handbasket or rocket sled depending upon which day it is.
I'll begin with a basic question most everyone has an unthinking, automatic
answer reaction to:
Was the government of the US ever a good government?
I don't know that there's a definitive answer to that question that would even begin to satisfy the most skeptical, critical, and objective thinkers amongst us even if able to set aside our biases.
Surely, one of the first questions to the question would be, what's the standard of "good?" a legitimate and fair query. So, that's where claims must be staked first and reaching agreement on a single standard or set of non-contradictory standards will be next to impossible and much of that hinges and pivots upon an individual's views on complex, unsettled matters such as free will, natural rights, spiritualism, materialism, et al.
But we can cut to the chase a little bit, so let's just do that.
[In essence, THE CURRENT THING! is fast becoming how the Left is having a bad day, week, month, and year...getting face-fucked from all directions at once.
May it continue and heighten. We don't have enough prison space but we're going to have to manage.
Justice this time around is essential, no matter who, or from which party. Most of the political establishment should be serving long sentences for any number of actions that have harmed people in America and abroad. For instance, when it becomes apparent and is proven that the US blew up Nord Stream and plunged everyday Europeans into financial ruin and the cold, how many republicans should do 25 To Life for that?]
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