…and I’ll still think you a slow-witted master of the obvious. What’s that you say? All the blowhards, pompous pundits and twits going on about how the country is “no longer culturally cohesive”–the so-called “two Americas” talking point for today.
*yawn* This is news only to people who’ve lived under a rock for the past 25 years and spent most of that time experimenting with their do-it-yourself lobotomy kits.
OF COURSE the country is “no longer culturally cohesive”! The Mass MEdia Podpeople Hivemind, Academia Nut Fruitcake Bakeries, public schools (A.K.A. “prisons/brainwashing camps for kids”) and politicians, bureaucraps and all the gaggle of leftist NGOs have spent decades dividing us, Balkanizing us, brainwashing us… and we (collectively, as a people) have been complicit in their chicanery, even if only by our lack of forceful, continual, unremitting resistance.
And so-called “conservatives”? R.L. Dabney’s trenchant observation still applies:
American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. This pretended salt hath utterly lost its savor: wherewith shall it be salted? Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain. It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle. It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth, and has no idea of being guilty of the folly of martyrdom. It always, when about to enter a protest, very blandly informs the wild beast whose path it essays to stop, that its “bark is worse than its bite,” and that it only means to save its manners by enacting its decent role of resistance. The only practical purpose which it now subserves in American politics is to give enough exercise to Radicalism to keep it “in wind,” and to prevent its becoming pursy and lazy from having nothing to whip.
Not news. Dabney would recognize the same sort of division so obvious to twittering pundits today as little different to the division he witnessed in his own 19th Century America.