New Year Reveals Americans Hopeful, But Realistic
The New Year revelry has passed. As is usual for a new year, Americans are ever hopeful. Rightly so, since, as a nation, we have triumphed over much and have been widely prospered in many ways. Most Americans haven’t given up on America just yet, even with the dark economic straits that the nation is in. Bush is on the way out and Obama is taking the reigns. Russian wunderkind, Igor Panarin is openly declaring the end of the good old United States. You can consider ol’ Igor a crank if you like, but you would be better served to consider this as a wake up call of sorts, even if you think that the Russian academic is indulging in wild fantasy.
While most polls demonstrate Americans are hopeful by a three-quarters majority, a World Net Daily poll shows that a majority of Americans participating in the poll agree that the United States stopped being the United States years ago followed by the idea that the U.S. won’t break up, but will continue to lose sovereignty to the U.N. and other global entities. Most Americans don’t consider Igor Panarin’s statement as expert testimony, but see with their own eyes that America has significant challenges ahead at the very least, never mind that fact that tens of thousands of criminals continue to run amok in the finance and banking system that has brought the country to it’s knees. Uncle Ben Bernanke’s public stand is that the blight is only about financial literacy. Please…Are American’s that stupid?
Some see Barack Obama as the reincarnation of old American hope and principles, even though his party doesn’t necessarily stand for those principles. Until his inauguration and the proof of his leadership, many Americans hang the entirety of their hope for this nation on his shoulders. That is a lot of pressure for one man considering the kind of politicians we have in Congress (not counting Ron Paul, of course).
Now that economic calamity has threatened the nation and the world, what is seen as a complete moral collapse by many outsiders and some insiders seems to have real implications for the future of the United States. The fine folks that brought the nation into the mess it is in are making the blight worse unless you love the prospect of a force majeure with central bankers.
For those that still remember the Constitution, the document was ratified by the nation’s founders for the governance of religious people that understood right from wrong, while desiring to manage and govern their own lives. Therein may lie the nation’s real problem. Could somebody like Igor Panarin be right or is he just as “rotten to the core” as we are?
~ E. Manning