A recent trip to the East Coast reminded me of a few things. Namely, America is a beautiful land of diverse people. And it won’t be long before it crumbles into oblivion.
Every great nation has its season. At some point, it ceases to be a world power and becomes nothing more than a page in a history book. When was the last time you read about what the Roman or Babylonian army is up to? That’s my point exactly. One of these days, the United States will be nothing more than a series of articles filed away under the letter “U” in the encyclopedia. I don’t like it or want it to be such, but it’s the truth. And it might be sooner than later.
America will crumble because attempts to revolt will be stifled. I had my own run-in with the Transportation Security Administration while traveling. In case you were not aware, baby formula could be explosive. I was stopped as I tried to take the powdered substance through security. I saw a comment box conveniently located near my location, so I thought that I would leave a comment. But I couldn’t. Although they had supplied comment cards, all pens and pencils had been conveniently removed from the table. As the attack on our privacy becomes more intense, expect government to do all it can to silence protestors.
America will crumble because the surrounding nations are more educated and intelligent. This fact was illustrated at Subway, the only place where you can have bologna with mayonnaise on white bread and feel like you have eaten something healthy. While listening to individuals of different nationalities place their orders, it became clear that we the people are quite foolish — particularly the American woman who ordered “ham and cheese with no cheese.” Every Subway connoisseur knows that ham and cheese is not even an item on the menu. In not too many years, I suspect Americans will be busy ordering ham and cheese with no cheese while surrounding nations speed past us in every area imaginable.
America will crumble because more and more people feel entitled. While waiting on a flight, I got to witness firsthand the train wreck that is American parenting. One of the children, probably 8- or 9-years-old, began crying when she did not get her way. Quickly, Dad sped to the scene, consoling the poor, deprived child. This happened shortly before one of the other children played on one of Southwest’s computers. The proud parents seemed delighted that the youngster had such an interest in technology. Many kids who are never spanked and never told, “No,” end up being parasites. The hardworking taxpayers who still have some sense of self-worth and dignity end up being the host. While we raise a generation that will be dependent on the state and crushed by the expectations of life, those nations that are instilling work ethic will be sure to take advantage of our dependency.
I don’t know when it will happen, but it will. If the ship does not change course, we will fall and crumble into pieces. The process is a slow one, and we are in the middle of it. When change comes gradually, the average onlooker does not realize that anything has even changed. One day, capitalism, confidentiality and Christian values will be the subjects of nostalgic reflection.