Monday, November 10, 2008

Hitchens: Not a Fan of Obama---NOR the Pubbies

You can find the Hitchens piece here; I'll just quote the last grafs to underline the points made in the preceding post.

Suspicious of welfare addiction, feeble justice and high taxes, totally committed to preserving its own national sovereignty, unabashedly Christian in a world part secular and part Muslim, suspicious of the Great Global Warming panic, [America] was unique.

These strengths had been fading for some time, mainly due to poorly controlled mass immigration and to the march of political correctness. They had also been weakened by the failure of America’s conservative party – the Republicans – to fight on the cultural and moral fronts.

They preferred to posture on the world stage. Scared of confronting Left-wing teachers and sexual revolutionaries at home, they could order soldiers to be brave on their behalf in far-off deserts.
And now the US, like Britain before it, has begun the long slow descent into the Third World. How sad. Where now is our last best hope on Earth?

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HT: Hat Lady

1 comment:

M.E. said...

Oh, this was Peter Hitchens. I first read it thinking it was penned by "Hitch", as in Christopher Hitchens.

Now at least it makes more sense. Hitch voted for Obama; how, I wondered, could he possibly have such a bad case of voter's remorse so quickly?

And yet, the slight happiness of knowing that Mrs. Hitchens has at least one sensible son only slightly lessens the pain upon reading the essay, which sums up what I've been thinking: This is the year that history books will mark as the official end of the great American experiment. How very sad.