“We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation.”~ Vladimir Putin
Mr. Smith Goes to Hell http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/morning_call/2013/04/multiple-corruption-cases-hit-ny.html
A few short years ago when I entertained the delusion that our Republic could be saved, I traveled to Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington on a chartered bus with sixty fellow patriots. On the way down, we watched Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to set the mood. We were optimistic then…
The fact is that our Republic, as a body, is quite dead. There is a momentum with death that incrementally transmits an awareness of the end to even the healthiest of cells…so that even they begin to subconsciously “get their affairs in order.” On the surface they are still rushing about tending to their day to day, getting the kids on the bus, running their political campaigns, planning their vacations…making ends meet in the land of the free and the home of the brave…from sea to shining sea.
When a body approaches death to finally die, it is a process of failure and submission. As the immune systems fail, the body begins to submit from outside in…from external to internal…from non-vital to vital…to final death and decomposition. A suicide, as Os Guinness describes in our case.
First the spirit goes. Look into the eyes of people and think of the experience in terms of a dimmer switch. You will see the same in supermarkets, subways and sidewalks from the inner cities to the outer suburbs…we are losing our light!
Next is our immune system. The immune system of any society is its own integrity. As Os laments in A Free People’s Suicide, we have none! We have consented to freedom without virtue, leadership without morality and business without trust! The left side of our brain thought it knew better. The right side surrendered! And then we died…
We are in the decomposition phase now. The body begins to feed on itself. With no more defenses to thwart and stave off attack, opportunistic “Smith” cells, bacteria, germs and parasites have their way…while much of the body and remaining cells feed on oblivion, The Daily Show and Friends re-runs.
While another body on the other side of the world is reborn…
“In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that’s the state law. Russia does not need minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loudly they yell ‘discrimination’. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first, observing that the minorities are NOT Russians!”~ Vladimir Putin
The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a standing ovation that lasted for five full minutes . . . . . .