Monday, August 25, 2014

The sun is setting on the DC Empire

Uh-oh - looks like more folks are catching on to DC's deception. Here's leftist professor Cornel West expressing his disappointment at Obama:

No, the thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned about the issues of serious injustice and inequality and it turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair. And that’s a very sad moment in the history of the nation because we are—we’re an empire in decline. Our culture is in increasing decay. Our school systems are in deep trouble. Our political system is dysfunctional. Our leaders are more and more bought off with legalized bribery and normalized corruption in Congress and too much of our civil life.
Whoa! Notice he uses the terms "empire in decline," "war crimes," "national security presidency," and "Wall Street presidency." If you closed your eyes, you'd think you were listening to a League of the South speech. But West is right - the DC Empire is no democracy where new leaders can be elected if the present ones disappoint - THEY'RE ALL THE SAME. All presidents serve the Military Industrial Complex by giving it the gloss of popular support. The Empire is run by Big Business and Big Government, what Eisenhower originally denounced as the "Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex."

The bottom line is that the DC Empire is losing legitimacy. Tick-tock...


Logan Smith said...

Let's hope we don't have to wait too long for it to all come crashing down.

Anonymous said...

I came across this yesterday on Russia Today (hey, why just read US propaganda?) and in skimming it at first I thought the West they were referring to was the conservative ex-Congressman Allen West. When it registered on me it was that radical Cornell West, I had a wow-wie moment and a snort! - Dutchy

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Dutchy, I'm just a little uncomfortable when I actually agree with arch-Leftists like West, Obama, et al. (Of course the agreement is never truly foundational, and their goals are completely at odds with ours). Still, if they're beginning to see what we're seeing, then I think that's cause for hope!

David Smith

Anonymous said...

Our culture is in increasing decay

Since when have leftists been concerned with that? Maybe some of them are opening their eyes to the fact that all cultures are not equal, in time or place.

Weaver said...

If we assume that the Left's ultimate goal is to destroy European Christians, things surprisingly make sense, not that such makes it true.

Pre-Ukraine conflict, the Right in Europe and the US liked Putin.

Now with the conflict, Russians have moved left, against "racist" Ukrainians, Israelis, and Americans. The narrative doesn't have to make sense. Soon perhaps Russians will be maneuvered somehow into condemning Christianity in favour of atheist Communism.

And with the rise of ISIS, conservatives are being called to focus on defeating ISIS, which distracts us from much more significant threats to our survival such as mass immigration and the Culture War.

Cold War: Conservatism is destroyed by maneuvering us into liberal capitalism vs. communism. And now we're maneuvered into liberalism vs. Islam.


I haven't become paranoid that every world event is a hidden scheme for our destruction, but it sure looks like it sometimes.

Afterthought said...

Not exactly a safe or stable situation, which is why partition is the risk-averse course of action.

Logan Smith said...

What is "partition" exactly?

Weaver said...

Partition: Each county votes to join whatever political entity it wishes, I suppose. Peaceful, because ideally they wouldn't take to fighting immediately after, or nuking each other assuming some end up with functioning nukes while others don't.

The more diverse the US becomes, the more fun secession will be...

Logan Smith said...

Okay, yeah, I believe that. Let everyone go to their own country, and then leave the other countries alone.

Nice, easy, peaceful break-up. Though, I would hate for my State to fall apart, it's better than living in the U.S. I think I would give up South Carolina, for a combination of North Georgia, back country SC, West North Carolina, and East Tennessee all formed into one State. However, I would like for all of the South to be one (with strong local authority).

Weaver said...

I dunno why I mentioned nukes... That bugged me after I submitted the post.

I'm open to any sort of partition. I just want some part of the South, and I'm not picky personally.

I just fear secession won't be possible until we've become a great deal more diverse. Whatever the case, the US polity is too large.