Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Collapse of America

I'm a bit of am amateur historian. I've particularly been fascinated with The Revolutionary War, WWII, Rome, and the fall of Rome and western civilization. I have always wondered how a enlightened republic like Rome was could fall apart into tyranny, narcissism, and decadence then collapse and suffer for centuries in the dark ages. I'm afraid some of this is applicable now.

"Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society" - Aristotle

This is the misquoted interpretation of Aristotle's writings. In this light it's the acceptance of other cultures and values that bring about the end of that civilization. In this view, the millions of illegal aliens are one of the direct causes of our impending collapse. Press one for English and all that.

The true translation of Aristotle is quite different:

"Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society." - Aristotle

Tolerance and apathy... Tolerance for what? Apathy towards what? How about tolerance for our government to lead us by the hand. Tolerance for the government to tell us what we can and cannot do. Tolerance of other cultures is acceptable - to a point. Desegregation, suffrage, etc are what makes this such a great country. We are a united, free and equal society. Well we were until the spin doctors had their way, creating "Latino America", "Black America", "Gay America", Christian America" so on and so forth. This divides the country into an us vs. them mentality. I may be white, but I'm not a "White American" I'm part Cherokee, but I'm not a "Native American American" I'm just an American.

Although I respect other's cultures there has to be NO TOLERANCE FOR LAZINESS. You come here you learn ENGLISH. My grand parents had to, my friends and their families had to. We need a common language so we can keep our unity. If you want to speak Swahili in the house, I'm all for it, but to expect others to learn Swahili just for your convenience? No. Fucking. Way.

As a whole America is completely apathetic about anything except who's dancing with what star and who is banging who in Hollywood. I mean in the grand scheme of the universe who gives a flying fuck in a rolling donut? Is that's what is important? It's how we live that matters, not living vicariously through the television! Reality TV is NOT reality.

So what are we tolerating? It isn't the millions of illegal aliens in the US that are the problem, it's the citizen's tolerance for them to stay. How about we close our damn borders? We tolerate Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court to violate the laws in our country.

We tolerate representatives that don't listen to what their constituents to say, and we are too apathetic to do anything about it.

That's how a society dies, because not enough people care enough to fight for it. They tolerate the degradation, they are apathetic towards tyranny. I am not.