German schadenfreude knows no bounds, particularly when it comes to the United States. Explaining Germany's Infantile Crush on Obama
11/13/2012 7:03:00 PM
When you strip all the politically correct rhetoric, and the carefully sculpted facade is taken off for the night, this is what remains. Via Germany's most popular financial newspaper Spiegel:
"There is hardly an issue about which Germans as so united as they are by their desire to see America on its knees. It unites both the left and the right. Wherever they look, they see decay, a lack of culture and ignorance. "A perverse mixture of irresponsibility, greed, and religious zealotry"...
With a bit of luck, the specter across the Atlantic might even take care of itself. It can't be ruled out...
When they are not shooting each other or being fried by dangling power lines then the Americans might simply pop. Two out of every three US citizens are overweight, or even obese! Every child in Germany knows the numbers...
For the über-watchful among us, the signs ...
IS AMERICA ROME?
11/7/2012 9:14:00 PM
The Fall of Rome
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. The essential cause of Rome's decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars.
--Will Durant in Caesar and Christ
Whoever Wins, We’re in for an Age of Austerity
11/7/2012 10:15:00 AM
America's demographic crisis will stretch our entitlements past the breaking point.
“Are the good times really over for good?” asked Merle Haggard in his 1982 lament.
Then, the good times weren’t over. In fact, they were coming back, with the Reagan recovery, the renewal of the American spirit and the end of a Cold War that had consumed so much of our lives.
Yet whoever wins today, it is hard to be sanguine about the future.
The demographic and economic realities do not permit it.
Read the rest from Patrick Buchanan