I spend more time than is necessary bemoaning, as men of my age are wont to do, about how much things have changed since the good old days. It is hard not to when things really have changed A LOT, pretty much exclusively for the worse, in my lifetime. The only thing outpacing the rate of change in technology is the degradation of our society ethically and morally. It is easy to see the obvious degeneration of the once proud American society, you need only look at the veneration of fags and trannies to see how bad it has become. We are rewatching The Big Bang Theory as mindless background and in the midst of season 5 from 2011, just a dozen years ago, they were still making fun of transvestites. No way you could do that today.
Other changes are more subtle. One that I have been noticing for a while is especially interesting when viewed in contrast with our two primary geopolitical rivals: China and Russia. This seismic shift has to do with how Americans, and I mean *actual* heritage Americans rather than people who showed up here after the Hart-Celler Act in 1965, view themselves, their history and their nation.
A term that was quite popular for much of my life before being transformed into a sneering pejorative was “American exceptionalism”, the idea that America was unique in the world in ways that set us apart and made the rest of the world envious. It was assumed, quite correctly, that our system of government, our guaranteed freedoms and our economic opportunity made the U.S. the place that the rest of the world envied and wished to join. As I try to point out to the various mestizos, goat humpers and Pajeets who bitch about America and “White supremacy”:
At some point your family decided to leave your country full of people like you to come to my country full of people like me, and our White supremacist society was a major draw.
This was reflected in our culture, from politicians to entertainment. No one who is around my age can fail to be stirred when they see Rocky Balboa defeating Ivan Drago in Rocky IV or get a chill when they hear the opening of Danger Zone in Top Gun. I still hate that guy.
When Ronald Reagan left office he gave his famous “Shining City Upon A Hill” speech…
I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it, and see it still.
And how stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was 8 years ago. But more than that: After 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she’s still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home.
Soaring rhetoric for a nation proud of who were were but even then Reagan warned us that things were changing.
But now, we’re about to enter the nineties, and some things have changed. Younger parents aren’t sure that an unambivalent appreciation of America is the right thing to teach modern children. And as for those who create the popular culture, well-grounded patriotism is no longer the style. Our spirit is back, but we haven’t reinstitutionalized it. We’ve got to do a better job of getting across that America is freedom — freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of enterprise. And freedom is special and rare. It’s fragile; it needs protection.
The words of a man who was trying to warn us. We didn’t listen. Now we have suffered through 2 1/2 terms of Presidents telling us that America has failed our promise, interrupted by the four year diversion of Trump’s ego trip masquerading as a Presidency.
Throughout what passes for the “entertainment” industry what can be termed “anti-Americanism”, more specifically anti-Whiteism, is everywhere from race mixing couples to endless violence-porn movies where Whites hurt blacks to replacing specifically White characters with black or brown actors for no reason other than to poke Whites in the eye.
The only time White American men are allowed to be shown as the heroes are in films when those men are fighting the Nazis to end the Holocaust, although the real men doing the fighting didn’t seem to give a shit about that. I pointed this out in my post D-Day 77 Years Later where I noted that while the HBO miniseries about Band of Brothers devoted an entire episode largely to the liberation of a concentration camp (the episode Why We Fight), the book by Ambrose barely mentions the camp incident.
Much of the episode is taken up with the retelling of an actual historical event, the liberation of the Kaufering labor camp in Bavaria. I rewatched it and about 18 minutes of the episode, about a third of the actual non-credits run-time, is taken up with depictions of the labor camp, of starved Jews, of corpses in graves and of the German citizens of the nearby town who were forced to help clean up the camp. It is a portrayed as a significant event for Easy Company and the title implies that liberating these camps is one of the reason for why we fought World War II.
However in the book, the only mention of concentration camps comes in the very end of a chapter titled “Getting To Know The Enemy”, the same chapter I quoted from above to point out the respect the American paratroopers had for the German people. The camp they liberated warranted about a page of mention.
The actual passages on pages 262-263 make up less than 300 total words and certainly come across as a side-note rather than a significant event. The men of Easy Company had seen all sorts of horror in the war and the Kaufering camp was just another one. War is hell and there was horror to be seen from start to finish. Why would something that warrants almost no mention in the book the miniseries was based on be given a prominent role in the miniseries itself?
We know the answer to that question of course.
It isn’t news to my readers that Hollywood and D.C. are in lockstep in running down American history, which again is White history. Despite the attempts to undo our historical record, the history of America from her founding until today is a series of amazing accomplishments by White people. That is why we don’t have a White history month. People that have actually achieved significant accomplishments don’t need a special month set aside to praise them for those accomplishments. They speak for themselves.
The motivation behind tearing down monuments and replacing White characters and talking about “reparations” for people who were never enslaved, paid for by people that never owned slaves, is all about destroying the real story of America and replacing it with one that makes it easier to overturn what my people have built.
Like I said, none of that is news to you but think now about how our main rivals on the global stage view themselves. Both the Russians and the Chinese, at least for the most part, are completely unapologetic about their history. They seem to have an attitude that used to be common among Americans that while their nation has made mistakes, it is still their home. They don’t sit around bemoaning the mistakes of the past, they generally talk about their vision for the future.
Which type of society seems better poised to rule the 21st century, one that has seen her better days and insists that those better days were actually awful or the nations that take pride in their accomplishments and their people? Russian media is mostly all pro-Russian, sometimes to a fault. RT.com praises Russia and mocks the failures of the West, especially America and is funded for that purpose by the government. The same is true with Sputnik News. To put it more simply:
The Russian and Chinese people see the West and especially America as their enemy.
The people of America and Western Europe see themselves as their enemy.
This is not a formula for success and leaves the door wide open for a new global order.
When we are defeated by the new Russia/China global hegemony it won’t be because we lost so much as it will be because we committed suicide. All that is left is some sort of triggering event to push us over the edge and it will be game over. At least those of us paying attention will have plenty of warning.