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Piggy-backing on yesterday's post about the $19 Trillion Defecit, John Hawkins sums up how America is a nation headed for a fall.
Is there time to "turn the ship around?"
I'd like to think so, but with each passing year, I become less and less hopeful.
What caught my attention in Hawkins' article was the observation that, as a nation, we're focused on trivial matters: More interested in reality TV than reality.
Our current state of affairs reminds me of a story I heard about the Fall of Constantinople.
Sultan Mehmed II wanted to ensure the final assault was successful. So he sent spies into the Byzantine legislature (I'm not sure what the proper title was) to hear what they were discussing.
The spy/spies reported back that the Byzantine representatives were in a heated discussion, not about how best to defend their city, but over the gender of angels.
Mehmed knew the time was right, ordered the assault and conquered Constantinople.
Bolshevik Bernie, and his fellow leftists aren't the only one ignoring "Defizilla in the room." So-called conservatives, along with low-informed voting public are too.
The time may not be right for our collective enemies to launch their final assault in "Fortress America-fashion," but they seem to believe H-Hour is approaching.