“It is a curious thing that those who feel most mistily affectionate
toward America, and most protective toward it, are the most aware of
its vulnerabilities, the most aware that it can be harmed. They don’t
see it as all-powerful, impregnable, unharmable. The loving have a
sense of its limits.
They don’t feel anxious, because they never had anything to be
anxious about. They grew up in an America surrounded by
phrases ‘strongest nation in the world’, ‘indispensable nation’,
‘unipolar power’, ‘highest standard of living’ and are not bright
enough, or serious enough, to imagine that they can damage that, hurt
it, even fatally.
We are governed at all levels by America;s luckiest children, sons
and daughters of the abundance, and they call themselves optimists but
they’re not optimists, they’re unimaginative. They don’t have faith,
they’ve just never been foreclosed on. They are stupid and they are
callous, and they don’t mind it when people become disheartened. They
don’t even notice.” Peggy Noonan
Yes, I believe the earnest ones are oblivious of the citizen’s concerns. They are on a mission of the righteous; as righteous acting as any bible thumper they always rail against. However, I worry about those that know exactly what citizens worry about, do notice the anger, yet push forward toward ‘change’ that they know will only make us dependent upon the State. The dependent class, estimated at up to 40% in one form or another, is oblivious too. They are equally stupid and callous…having grown accustomed to being dependent upon the State. Disheartened does not begin to describe what I feel.