Canadian-born writer Mark Steyn says it well and with wit. Steyn’s article at the link below reveals the future of Obama’s “progressive” America. Read it and see the future of your children and grandchildren.
The United States is Detroit, the nation and city with narcissist politicians who justify their behavior and policies by their perception of other people. A healthy psyche with integrated morality would not be blaming other people for their own actions, feelings and inadequacies. “They locked their car doors when I approached, until I became a Senator,” is intentionally disconnected by a character disorder from crime rate statistics and the underlying cause of the statistic. He looks away, ignoring anything that distorts his narcissist image.
The President ignores the facts of life in the black community and America as a whole. In the character disordered narcissistic mind, the fact that almost all terrorist murders have been perpetrated by a single group is twisted into his policies which spread fear and increase his and the group’s power. The President forbids use of the term Islamic terrorist or similar. “I did it because I could,” is the mental state of a man or woman who walks on the waters of their own mind.
Always blaming others, blaming the scared lady in the elevator who clutches her purse, instead of recognizing himself and his absent parents as the cause of his self-loathing, and then taking responsibility for himself, the leader of the so-called “progressive” movement is missing the morality that comes from being grounded in natural law and family values. No parent told him, “Stop that! Now!” Today’s Congress and courts are mostly ducks of the same narcissist feather.
Narcissist politicians instinctively blame those who fear them; Bible and gun clingers have the high moral ground and, in the narcissist mind, they must be put on the defensive and brought down to the narcissist’s level at all costs. Narcissist character disorders will say and do anything to fill their emotional void. “I did it because I could,” said Bill Clinton of his abuse of power and young intern Lewinsky.
Politics is their chosen career, suasion and cant are their skills, and they have no morals but self. For them, morals and God are pablum for the people. With no one to blame for their own deep self loathing, they defend the Trayvon Martins of the world because they know they could have been Trayvon had it not been for the helping hands of others…the narcissist did not build it himself…and those helpful others are despised and eventually thrown under the bus. They realize that many among the throng on perpetual welfare and government employ suffer with their same moral affliction, and so that throng becomes their political constituency, their hoodies, their unions, their praetorian guard, and their judges.
“Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords; but, like all other pleasures immoderately enjoyed, the excesses of hope must be expiated by pain. . . . ” ~ Dr. Samuel Johnson.
“The Downfall of Detroit: It took only six decades of “progressive” policies to bring a great city to its knees.” By Mark Steyn http://www.nationalreview.com/article/353959/downfall-detroit-mark-steyn
Dear Mr Steyn & Mr Bromley, If you think that it was merely The Progressives that are primarily responsible for the situation Detroit is in then I am aghast ! Heres some better suggestions; Try welfare system for the worlds 20 gambling investment banks or a tax system that fails to collect well over a trillion dollars of corporate profits held overseas because its “Legal” Oh try looking at the US Arms industry which as we speak is eyeing up Syria and Egypt at the expense of future generations of US taxpayers, no matter as long as US Neocons can all profit ! Mark Steyn uses a few points of history to make his case yet there are many more obvious reasons than mere welfare policies. Obama is no more in control of the US than a clerk taking orders. Pity he didnt stand up to the US general war machine instead of bowing to it. Until the USA stops trying to invade and force its brand of wolrd view on every other country on the planet there will never be any peace.
Caryon, I appreciate your reply, but I think parsing your sentences is necessary. Mr. Steyn would probably agree. I would be aghast to find more than 10 non-progressives in the Congress, or elsewhere in the Washington bureaucracy during the last 20+ years. Obama’s foreign policy in Syria, Egypt, Libya etc is “neo-con” (really non-con) as was G.W. Bush’s, G.H.W. Bush’s, and Bill and Hillary Clinton’s…no difference. All of their policies are from Council on Foreign Relations which have led America relentlessly into never ending wars. If anything, the never ending wars have supported Detroit. You will find no argument here that the “welfare system for the world’s investment banks and too big to fail banks and central banks should stop. Those same banker/government elites have been trying to bailout and prop up automakers, Detroit, and unions. On the other hand, taxing overseas profits – or even attempting to – would be a huge anti-capitalist, anti-free market mistake which has been made repeatedly by failing empires. Taxing international profits drives corporate headquarters away from a country, away from states and away from cities. Even the uncertainty caused when regulators and legislators entertain serious discussions on the subject is enough to put investigations on relocating corporate headquarters onto corporate board agendas. In other words, your stated examples are not reasons which contradict the American fascist welfare state as a primary cause of the downfall of Detroit and America, but rather your examples support our arguments. On the other hand, I could not agree more with your statements: “Obama is no more in control of the US than a clerk taking orders. Pity he didnt stand up to the US general war machine instead of bowing to it. Until the USA stops trying to invade and force its brand of wolrd view on every other country on the planet there will never be any peace.” War is a strategy of banking and progressive governments. Note that most large wars waged by America i.e. WWI (Wilson), WWII (Roosevelt), Korean War (Truman), Vietnam War (Kennedy), and Iraq (Clinton) have been started by Democrats. President Wilson, who led America into a devastating WWI, admitted that his support for creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank was the biggest mistake he ever made, which is a huge admission when compared to the massive loss of life in WWI. In the final analysis, the difference between Democrats and Republicans in American politics today and for the last 20+ years is meaningless; both are about big government and big banking for the elites and welfare for the masses. America severely needs a new political party, or else there will be a American Spring. Thanks again.
“I am a black male who grew up in the inner city of Atlanta and no one ever followed me in a mall. I don’t recall any doors clicking when I crossed the street. And I never had anyone clutching their handbag when I got on an elevator. I guess having two awesome parents who taught me to be a respectful young man paid dividends.”
– Allen West