Many of history’s greatest empires, from ancient Babylon to Rome, eventually collapsed under the weight of corruption, war, or just plain bad luck over the past 5,000 years. Until recently many thought that America could somehow escape the fate of the many empires of the past due to its unique founding principles, but the damage done by the policies of America’s liberal elite has recently caused many to reevaluate that assumption.
Liberal elites are dragging us into ruin, but it’s not too late to reverse the tide. Across history and empires, a society’s cultural, economic, and political elites consolidate power, inevitably leading to more and more dissent bubbling up among those who feel cut out. The defining culture of a nation—espoused, though over time rarely practiced, by its successful elites—is slowly lost by those from within and without, who seek benefits without assimilation into the culture that created what they seek. Nations that fail to reinforce their core culture, fail to assimilate new generations, and fail to create opportunity beyond established elites will ultimately fall.
In recent years, the American experiment hasn’t so much failed—Democrats broke it. Even before the Obama administration, the politics of diversity—which perverted our melting pot—took on greater and greater importance with each passing year. Conned by the radical Left, we went from appreciating the spice to demanding its stardom—showcasing idiosyncratic diversity as the be-all and end-all. Diversity supplanted the likes of freedom and liberty to become the defining character trait of America’s liberal elites.
However, we can still fix it. Those of us—conservatives, libertarians, and moderate Democrats—who believe in American values must come together and take on our common enemy: The radical Left. We need to stop treating those who broke America as anything other than frauds and hustlers, motivated by money, power, and revenge.
And it’s already starting, as we saw in the “red wave” that recently swept through New Jersey and Virginia. In those states, voters stood up for freedom and liberty, rejecting the Democrats and their union allies who have undermined childhood education long before the onset of COVID-19. They rejected the liberal media’s obsession with race, reinstating individual liberty, free enterprise, and socioeconomic mobility as the values of America—not surface-level diversity.
Will Republican victories in the coming elections be enough to forestall civilizational doom for America? Let us know what you think in the comments below.