Despite little evidence of the need for it, the climate of fear continues to reign worldwide. In America, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) arrests tens of thousands of Latin American laborers, guilty of nothing more than wanting a better life for their family, for every terrorist they even hear about it. But the Democrats feed at the same trough as the Republicans, so nary a word comes out of Barry Obama about cutting the DHS budget or coming up with a realistic immigration policy. Why worry that the vast majority of engineering graduates and hard science graduate students now leave America to return to their native countries when a generation ago they would have stayed and raised their children here?
No, no, the authorities have far more important things with which to concern themselves.
For example, in Newark airport, they found a computer monitor that shut down a terminal for half a day. Computer monitors are scary. Thank goodness we have all those Homeland Security folks out there feeling up airline passengers.
Maybe America is trying to head down the road of sclerotic Europe. Europe is gripped by irrational fears. Europe has lots of latent racism that represents itself in European immigration policy and the Europeans’ treatment of immigrants. Heck, the Rome subway just had the same kind of b.s. bomb scare that Newark Airport did.
America hegemony is in rapid decline. Thanks, King George II. The question now is, does America have a gradual slide ala Britain or fall of the edge of the proverbial cliff ala Spain and Italy. Will America’s citizens do something to intervene or stand idle by while leadership crash lands?