The United Socialist States of America
We can’t deny it any longer. The America that we all grew up in — Deceased. Deader’n a doornail. Horatio Alger, Bootstraps, the Invisible Hand of the Marketplace — gone forever.
How did this happen? We were never invaded. No shots were ever fired. Those dreaded monolithic armies from the Soviet Union and Red China never conquered us. Instead, we mutated from within. We became soft.
And now, like it or not, we’ve turned into a nation of limpwristed government-dependent intellectual wine-sipping Eurosocialists. We’ve become — French! Noooooo!!!!!!
Or even worse — Canadians! All they do is lie around all day saying “aboot” and wallowing in their Socialized Medicine. Their moral fiber has been sapped and they’ve lost all incentive to work. And now we’re just like them.
For America’s self image, this is absolutely devastating — horrifying! — that we’ve softened up from within. It would’ve been far less insulting if we had been attacked by the Red Army, put up a gory fight to the finish — and gotten trounced. Better Dead Than Red and all that.
But this, this...[shudder]
It’s sort of like the difference between John Wayne getting in a bloody no-holds-barred fight and getting his ass kicked — versus John Wayne developing a sudden interest in Broadway show tunes, applying for a government grant and opening up a gift shop.
cross-posted at Bring It On!