I know what all of you are thinking right now. Across the blogosphere, there is a collective “ummmmmmm……” as people try to figure out if the last sighting of this blog, some two weeks ago, was an indication that a morally conservative writer had been replaced by a financial erudite who will now bless us all with his economic wisdom.
Fear not, my friends and neighbors (for we are all neighbors in this Al Gore inspired online community – the Internet, not WordPress, ok, I’ll stop). No, I refer to the impending and rapidly hastening demise that we, the people, face as the United States rockets towards a Rome-like fall.
Our great country (excuse my arrogance, while I crow that there is none greater. OK, I am done) has lasted over two hundred years. We are, without doubt, among the most prosperous (exhibit A – our steady influx of immigrants) and among the most tolerant (I won’t even debate that with those who have not lived in other countries and witnessed the government crackdowns on those that we allow to parade around here).
And yet, we are on the verge of a collapse. No, not financial (for we will surely recover in due time from our own excesses), but rather moral, and then, of course, societal.
Euripides writes a rather stunning article over at Self Evident Truths about this moral decay and I highly encourage a thorough reading of his views. Gay Marriage, Single Parenting as a Lifestyle Choice (a la “I just want a baby but not marriage”), The Introduction of Pornography to Children and No Fault Divorce are all covered here.
More to come. Hope we’re all still here.