A Divided Nation
By Luis F. Brizuela Cruz
With still more than a year left before the next presidential election in the United States, the only definitive outlook is that an almost evenly divided nation will remain so, regardless of who emerges triumphant in November of 2016. This unfortunate forecast of the American future will hold true until very drastic changes begin to take place in critical areas of our social infrastructure and our management of foreign affairs, or if a very serious aggression against our sovereignty was to take place -whichever may come first.
In spite of all the turmoil of recent times and the highly complex and riddling idiosyncrasy being exhibited by the alleged last bastion of freedom and democracy in the human planet, the country still has plenty of wealth to provide and should be able to sustain itself for an undetermined amount of time; probably containing between four or five future generations. The tally of an inevitably fleeing wealth and the span of time for its exhaustion, however, have a finite number concealed within them.
Parting from the extraordinary events which contributed to the transformational decade of the 1960’s, the United States has since shown a gradual but continuous decadence, which can be easily compared to the processes undergone by former empires and/or world superpowers throughout history. The Roman Empire stands out as one of the most provocative examples to illustrate some basic comparison.
Although it would be unfair to place the United States completely in the same category of conquerors and occupiers as their Roman counterparts, our military has been definitely spread out dangerously thin throughout the globe -particularly over the last two decades- just as Rome once did. The consequences of such action have provoked weariness and discouragement among the citizenry and, even in instances where the objective may have been noble, our forces have been deemed as invaders rather than liberators across the world.
In the domestic front, another seemingly noble but incapacitating agenda has prevailed over the last half century, resulting in augmenting levels of dependency on the part of the population and propelled by a formidable concerted effort on the part of civil leaders and politicians on the left. America has moved to the realm of apathy, insufficiency and the abandonment of the concepts of civility and self-reliance, as bands of opportunists misuse and abuse the grievance discourse to exacerbate the hostility between social classes and races. The election and astonishing reelection as President of a vaguely known and highly inexperienced leader (who fundamentally exemplifies the antithesis of traditional American values) have demonstrated enormous loads of dooming, self-adjudicated guilt by the American voter and the collective detriment of the submersion of almost an entire society in the fatalistic depths of political correctness.
Ancient Rome was also victimized by the massive influx of people from the many territories of its own conquests and the conquests of others. A quick look at many of today’s European leading nations and their practically insurmountable immigration crisis can give us a prelude of the impending United States scenario, as more individuals from all over the world -including from the economically debilitating European Union and from most nations in Latin America- desperately seek more viable options for their existence.
As we continue to ponder upon the long term unsustainability of the various situations which afflict us today, it is fair to say that the United States of America will continue on its sluggish and divided, yet still often admired and envied course, even way past the suffrage that can put either a disenfranchised liberal or an ambivalent conservative at the symbolic helm of the country. The odds of either option emerging as a game-changer, or as the precursor of a new era for the world’s last hope are dismal at best. Recent history has demonstrated just the opposite.
Our leaders seem to have forsaken us and our people have become indulgent and complacent.
Most unfortunate, an attack or various attacks of epic proportions, against the homeland could be the only possible game-changer. May God protect the United States of America!
June 9, 2015