The utter failure of our political class to respond to mortal danger

Nations are much like living organisms.  One fundamental function of life is to tell the difference between friends and foes.  When a nation fails to do that it will soon die. For more than two centuries the United States has known how to tell friend from foe, because we’ve had a robust sense of identity -- we understood how “a nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” would be tested over and over again, by enemies foreign and domestic, to see “whether any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.” The West today is infected with a psychic parasite, the parasite of the radical Left that rose to power starting in the 1960s.  Simultaneously, media ownership in the US has become concentrated in a handful of Big Corporations with no visible love or loyalty to the United States.  After politically primitive Persian Gulf nations became obscenely rich starting in the...(Read Full Article)