There was a time when society was intact. Public health decrees were trusted by all. Murder and mayhem were disfavored by all. Free speech faced no litmus test. National borders were not merely lines on a map. All Whites were not born bad. Children were a higher priority than teachers. Business relationships between politicians and foreign governments were national security risks. Due Process meant something. The Deep State was a myth. Our Founding Fathers were heroes. Not campaigning for President guaranteed not being elected.
Society no longer is intact. The Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee advocates physical violence against political opponents. Two Senators proudly proclaimed they will not confirm any Cabinet nominee who is White. The Capitol Building is an armed fortress, with the President and Speaker of the House claiming to have evidence that we are planning an armed insurrection. While sitting behind the President’s back as he presented the State of the Union Address, the Speaker of the House shredded the Address. Our schools teach our children that Whites and Blacks are not equal. Requiring proof of citizenship before voting is racist. Unity means dissent is not allowed. Equity means inequality. Fair and just depend on the color of your skin. The President’s refusal to take questions from the press is fine and dandy with the press.
Society is unraveling. People hate politicians, politicians hate politicians, politicians hate people, and people hate people. Everyone is a category, not a person. All of us call half of us racists. Big Tech influences elections and regulates speech. Corporations influence voting laws. Politicians so distrust presidential election results that, in 2004, 2016, and 2020, Senators and House Members filed formal objections, and, in 2000, the Supreme Court had to choose the winner.
Unraveling is not hyperbole:
- The President engaged in an “indiscriminate” and “arbitrary invasion” of our right to privacy, which “the Founders enshrined in the Fourth Amendment”. The invasion was so extreme, that “I have little doubt that the author of our Constitution, James Madison, who cautioned us to beware ‘the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachment by those in power,’ would be aghast.” [Judge Richard J. Leon in the lawsuit of Klayman v. Obama”]
- There is a “breakdown in the appellate process” in our courts, and the Supreme Court “is partly to blame”. [Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in the lawsuit of Wolf v. Cook County Illinois]
- “Two of the three most influential papers (at least historically), The New York Times and The Washington Post, are virtually Democratic Party broadsheets.” [Judge Laurence Silberman in the lawsuit of Tah v. Global Witness]
Society requires a social compact. We don’t have a social compact; we are too divided. They brought us to this point. Divide and conquer is real. Turn them off … now.