I’ve long said that civilization trumps natural selection. I’d like to now add that persistent affluence reverses it.
These people are as they are precisely because they have not had to deal with reality. They are victims of our nation’s economic and material success. They receive all of the benefits that affluence bestows, without ever having to manifest any of the virtues that made that affluence possible in the first place.
Our nation is DOOMED because our culture has decayed from within. Character is destiny, and the character of a nation is its culture.
It won’t matter who gets elected this fall, or in 2012, because both the voters and the candidates will be cut from a fraying and substandard cloth that grows thinner each day.
If you’ve ever wondered how great civilizations decline and perish, take a look around. You’ve got a front row seat.