America Was a Blip on the Timeline of History

Entities have identities.  To identify a nation, or anything else, is to define it.  That is, it must have specific limits — one must be able to tell what it is, largely by ruling out what it is not, implicitly and explicitly.  In the case of a country, there must be territorial boundaries.  It also has have additional characteristics to distinguish it from other countries.

That’s where America went wrong.  In trying to be all things to all people everywhere around the globe (not so much a place, necessarily, but an idea, of limitless opportunity and diversity), we have dissolved ourselves right out of existence.  Paradoxically, we’ve reached our limit on the timeline of history by not observing the limits which would allow us to continue as a nation.

It seems to the point where any person, anywhere on the planet may be declared to be “in the true spirit of what it is to be an American,” while anyone else who might dare to question that claim is suspected of a hate-crime.

When everything is up for grabs, you do not have identity.  You have an imaginary, formless jump-ball with no surface rubber or skin, a dry vapor, on a court with no boundaries in a game with no rules.  Chaos.

We have elected leaders who see the very idea of border and interior immigration enforcement as either cruel and immoral, or an undesirable impediment to commerce, or to continuing generational transfer-payments (or all of the above), and so they refuse to enforce immigration law to the point where our territorial identity has about vanished.

These same leaders give speeches in foreign lands, proclaiming themselves foremost to be citizens of the world.  The overall message is that national identity and integrity/sovereignty is something to be eschewed, in favor of a pan-global universalism wherein the United Nations is the governing body, and anyone holding out loyalties to a particular nation is a backward bigot.

Our eventual demise was baked into our founding documents from the beginning, really.  The Enlightenment gave us: “…all men are created equal.”  Nowadays, it’s all people (women too).  Therefore, everyone on the planet has just as much right as anyone else to proclaim themselves citizens of wherever.  The concept of American identity, then, becomes more and more meaningless, because if everyone everywhere has equal opportunity and identity, then comparatively no one really has any actual opportunity, nor any particular identity which can be verified.  Why bother, then, with borders or distinct cultures?

In the early-stage Enlightenment decades during and after America’s founding, the men who made the rules still firmly believed in racial hierarchy and ethnic nationalism, despite their professed egalitarian ideals.  For better or worse, all white men were ostensibly deemed to be created equal; black men were not really considered men, in the same way that a donkey is not a horse, even though the two share enough DNA to be able to produce offspring — which is a mule, not a horse.  I’m just stating facts here, regarding history, biology, identity, and our founders’ beliefs.

My, how things have changed.  Over time, equality and representative democracy mean everyone can vote, and just keep voting themselves more rights and more stuff, virtually to the point of “voting for a living.”  Conservatives and progressives alike accept and cherish the stated ideal of the Declaration of Independence, and we’ve watched it all hurtle toward the obliteration of all boundaries and limits.  Staggering debt means nothing, because it’s reached the point of being mathematically impossible to ever pay off.  Responsibility?  For chumps.

So we’re alive in the time of the unraveling of the national sweater our grandmothers knit to protect us from the elements.  And we haven’t yet found it worthwhile to knit anything new to replace it — it’s like we’ve gone nudist colony, in the cultural sense.  We’ve swallowed the Enlightenment idea that we won’t need a sweater to protect us from moral hazard, because after all, if everyone’s equal, everyone’s entitled to whatever territory and redistributed property, and so on.

It was a nice sweater while it lasted.

We do need new layers of skin and social fabric, to protect us and give us a distinguishable identity.  On the infinitely broad timeline of history, it will emerge to be seen where and how the lines and layers are drawn, constructed, and defended, and what name we will give the new entity.

The emperor really needs to get some clothes on.

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9 thoughts on “America Was a Blip on the Timeline of History

  1. I’m confused. Are you saying that the racism of the Founding Fathers was a good thing, and something the US needs to go back to?

    I’m not even sure that it makes sense to characterize the Founding Fathers are upholding racial hierarchy and nationalism, since they 1) were quite keen on keeping not just Black people but landless Whites disenfranchised as well, and 2) were traitors to their nation, the United Kingdom.

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    1. In all sincerity, you might find this interesting:

      If you stick with it, eventually it illuminates why our country’s founding documents and founding itself are somewhat dubious. Enjoy; Paul Ramsey is a riot.

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  2. cohibadad

    You have some great stuff on your blog Don. Keep up the good work.

    “Staggering debt means nothing, because it’s reached the point of being mathematically impossible to ever pay off.”

    Actually, the debt hasn’t reached the point of being mathematically impossible to ever pay off. As soon as the debt based money system began it was mathematically impossible to pay off. As soon as the only way of creating more money is through debt that has interest attached to it, it starts as impossible to pay off the debt without incurring more debt. If you borrow $100, you owe $100 + interest. You cannot just pay back the $100. You must come up with the interest as well. You can pay off your principal + interest as long as YOU incur more debt, or you get the money from SOMEONE ELSE who has incurred more debt. There are no other choices. The only difference between now and when the debt based money systems started is that the numbers have become so overwhelmingly obvious that no one can deny the impossibility of paying back the debt. Well, that is, the debt cannot be eliminated through traditional means of paying back money that is borrowed. Every dollar spent to reduce the debt actually eliminates money in circulation. Repayment of debt destroys the principal. If enough principal is destroyed reducing the circulating money enough, it necessitates the influx of more money to replace it, or a depression/recession occurs. Like a patient being phlebotomized, if too much blood is let off, the system will collapse unless it is replaced/transfused. If the only way to replace the money is to create more debt, then repaying debt hasn’t accomplished anything.

    To make matters worse, paying back the national debt would be only part of the story. The amazing “gotcha” in this whole sorry tale is that most people think that only the government creates the money, so the only debt to pay back is the national debt. And I’m not talking about the Fed as a private entity. The Fed/government create part of the money through their debt based system (only a small fraction is actually ever printed). Actually, most money is created through private banks. Every loan is actually creating money that circulates as checkbook entries and passes between hands as if it is no different than money created by the government. You can even exchange it for printed notes if it makes you feel better. But it functions the same way, debt principal with interest attached.

    Byron Dale has a very good understanding of this. He has a YouTube channel if you are interested.

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    1. Thankyou, cohibadad. Values being a matter of subjective human perception, one wonders what it all really matters in the long run. But in the shorter term we may see democracy resulting in the kind of tyranny which cuts up the credit cards to enforce something resembling discipline….

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  3. A World government means all “nations” must become provinces
    of the NWOrder/World government. America can be no exception.

    So when POTUS Bush Sr expressed his support for the NWOrder,
    he was also revealing he supported the changing of the USA from “sovereign” nation into province of the NWOrder.

    All of the elites [Satan’s minions] tout the “NWOrder” and support changing
    “sovereign” USA into a province of the NWOrder/world government.

    Another way of describing the NWOrder is:
    The NWO is the throne of the coming final supreme “beast” of the Revelation.

    NWO currently in late stages of being finished and imposed.

    Revelation 13->forward reveals soul saving blessing conveying information found nowhere else.
    ps: Henry Kissinger is the “false prophet” of Revelation 19 [and 2nd “beast” of Rev 13]


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