Path to Secondary Regress. Part II
Continued. Read Part I here.
- Foreign politics. Destructive, confrontational, war-mongering policies towards other countries are the rave of the day. While America managed successfully under the previous administration to reduce its presence in world conflicts, it looks like we are entering the period of more aggressive foreign policy. Any peace benefits we attained will soon be gone. Haven’t we learned anything?
- Increased taxation and financially irresponsible behavior. We, as a country, have been down that road before and it has proved itself to be the wrong path. Yet we are taking that road fork again. The repercussions will be felt for many years, worldwide. Economies shall suffer. Spend, spend and spend trillions we don’t have. Everyone will be paying for socialism that is coming to America. Tax the rich works only until they leave for greener pastures or taxed to the point where there are no longer the rich to tax. Increasing taxes is not the solution; it’s the slow killing of capitalism. A terrible regress is here.
- Woke Marxist revisionism. Masquerading as liberation, it is truly enslavement. We let this beast into our living rooms, onto workplaces, schools and social circles. It removes our past, pushes fake narratives, deprives us of freedom and promotes outdated, regressive and rehashed communist ideas that never work in the long run and promotes the worse kind of suffering as a nation at war. Woke deprives us of our History. No country that destroys its own past can have a meaningful future.
- Attempts at social scoring (social credit system). We are seeing not-so timid attempts at implementation here. This is a big subject in China. Everyone there is assigned a social score, based on daily behavior and misbehavior, Communist Party loyalty, friendships, shopping habits, debts and many, many other factors. Low scores prevent you from taking loans, travel, bar you from good work opportunities or better education for your kids. With prejudice winds blowing down our streets, America is beginning to implement its own social scoring systems. It’s just a matter of time, with repercussions far beyond personal financial analysis. Thought and conduct control rolled into one, amounting to enslavement. Welcome to the inglorious past we thought we left behind.
- Hate and intolerance. Increased anti-Semitic incidences in this country, hate directed towards Asian Americans, increased (and relatively new) animosity toward anyone who is a white, male and heterosexual. America has battled in earnest these bigotries for over a hundred years and has made wonderful progress, yet the progressive extreme radical liberal policies are bringing us back to the past. Years of society building, of belonging and unity, of acceptance, are being wasted by people who were never a part of it. The same people whose sole life’s purpose is to accuse anyone of anything. They love to stay offended by anything said, written or shown. That is truly regression.
- Shared Economy. You have nothing to your name. Why own if you can borrow? No ownership of home, no car, no meaningful possessions, little or no nexus other than work. Your entire life fits one suitcase. While it’s something admired by many people for economic reasons, this model deprives one of the sense of achievement in the long run. Shared economy concept origins are economical but the consequences are highly political. Historically, who owned nothing? Slaves, indentured laborers, inmates, vagrants. No possessions and no families. Nothing to pass to the next generation. Easy to manipulate and to order around. It changes how one thinks. Fortunately, not everyone subscribes to it yet, but these regressive efforts are forced and pushed upon us. We see it as very destructive to the fabric of the good and best of our society. If implemented on a large scale the result will be disastrous to not only our nation but the world as well.
- Green energy policies. Very little of it is timely and proper, much is a lie. Electricity is not cheaper than natural gas or gasoline. You still have to build out to generate and deliver, and it’s not going to be by wind or solar alone. Going purely “green” spells disaster; just ask some Texans who had to survive this winter. We are losing important parts of our economy to fashionable theories. Millions of electric cars would strain our electric grids to the max and may bring it down.
Consequentially, the United States does not have the wealth to make this work, without the U.S. dollar collapsing from overprinting worthless thousands of trillions of paper dollars and U.S. Treasury Bond that our nation sells to other countries as a method of acquiring loans and these Bonds are redeemed on demand. Currently our debt is so large, that if all the countries that purchased U.S. Treasury Bond called them in at the same time, our nation would be bankrupted because we would need to print the money to pay off the “loans” which will flood the world with U.S. dollars turning them into worthless paper.
The cost to convert our existing energy infrastructure to what looked like money-saving (and maybe Earth, too) “green” version may force us into “energy saving” modes we never anticipated or wanted – like olden whale oil lamps to light our now humble homes (only a slight exaggeration). This is a problem we are leaving our children and grandchildren with. We are going backwards here!
And finally, while on the subject of environment. Something to chuckle about, thoughts borrowed from a book by Australian geologist, Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne, Mr. Ian Rutherford Plimer:
“Okay, here’s the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland. Since its first spewing of volcanic ash, it has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – all of you… it’s very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids “The Green Revolution” science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs…..well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days!
The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere in just four days – yes, FOUR DAYS – by that volcano in Iceland has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time – EVERY DAY… Just remember that a whopping carbon tax … – imposed on you by your government will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer”
We are not grumpy or cantankerous. We mostly think of the long-term effects of the above on the land we live in. Some elements we listed would run their course, run out of momentum and self-extinguish. Others have serious potential to make us not less of a modern society but rather a backward one. Just like those medieval sheepherders, we may be on the regressive path to lose important connections to our past experiences and the body of knowledge; be on course to repeat errors other have made before us. And pay dearly for them in our time.
Fortunately, our society has a lot of built-in strength. On the minus side – America, significant part of our civilization, instead of moving forth with the rest of the world is now flying a backward loop. No one knows when the normal forward motion will resume. Soon we hope!
When you forget the past, you are bound to repeat it. That’s the true cost of regression.