Thursday, April 2, 2020

The United States Sinks to Its Knees Like a 3rd World Country

What a sobering and humiliating experience it is to witness my once-proud nation’s decline.

I remember WWII, when we lost 70% of our Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. The response was Victory Gardens, War Bonds, rationing and an industrial production that built tens of thousands of tanks, guns and airplanes per month.

Today, in a medical emergency our front-line doctors, nurses and hospital support-staff are risking their lives because of a shortage of protective masks and clothing.

Not tanks, not guns, not warplanes—fucking protective masks and clothing.

We whine and cry and bitch and complain and get our knickers in a twist as we watch the President of the United States whine and cry and bitch and complain, frozen in the headlights of indecision, his pants around his ankles.

In my lifetime we have become a nation of empty bluster. We cannot win a war, with the world’s largest military. We cannot feed, clothe, house or heal our most at risk citizens, even though we are the richest nation in the world.

We cannot even manufacture enough protective masks for the fellow Americans risking their health and lives on our behalf.

I won’t say that it makes me ashamed to be an American, but it certainly saddens me to see how impotent we have become as a society. And don’t think for a moment it’s the fault of Donald Trump.

He is merely the result of our decline, not the cause.


  1. Spot on Jim- spot on as you usually are. Bravo!!!

  2. Pithy analysis. As you know, I feel the same way about the UK. Which does not make me an imperialist, just someone who wants to see all people benefiting from that country's undoubted creativity and skill. A pity that the current government has neither.

  3. Well Alex, it's more than a pity, it's going to change because it's unsustainable. There's going to be a huge amount of pain over the next several (or maybe ten) years because we simply ran too far and too hard with blinders on. We'll see how it goes. I've a hunch that anyone who predicts is an idiot.