The American power structure is falling in on itself. The decadent status of our ruling class is manifesting itself in dramatic and scary ways.
I am reminded of all of the stories about the last years of the Roman Empire where personal ambition became the predominate reason for government. This is the reality of the Trump presidency and the attitude of its last days.
There is clear a message that if he cannot continue to have the power, he will take the country down with him. That was Hitler’s feeling at his end.
The World War II Battle of Kursk on the Russian front in the summer of 1943 was a Hitler bloody defeat that began in earnest of the German demise. It ended with his suicide on April 30, 1945 and surrender the following month.
His last days were spent on a journey of delusion about the condition of his armed forces and leadership of a dying state. As the country crumbled around his basement bunker, he saw it fitting that his people should also perish because they were “weak.”
He took Germany down with him and his dream of a White Aryan race running the world was postponed to another day. There are echoes of that in the events of the last few days.
The French Bastille Day celebrates the invasion and takeover of a prison on July 14, 1789 as the day of independence. That event put the country on the road to freedom and democracy.
The invasion and sacking of the American capitol on Wednesday January 6, 2021 offers an opposite view. It demonstrates the decaying nature of a country that is in desperate need of renewal.
Two hundred and seven years ago, our White House and Capitol were sacked and burned by the British as part of the War of 1812. That was done by a foreign power to a young and weak republic.
The Confederates attempted to do the same thing later without success. Although he had some close calls, President Abraham Lincoln did not allow that kind of invasion, mockery and desecration.
However, what the traitors of the Confederacy could not do, has now been done by the advocates of White Privilege led by Trump. We have seen the Confederate flag paraded in the halls of Congress.
America is reaching its low point as the demons of past sins are coming back to haunt our nation. Its immigrant history, revered as the fountain of hard work and energy that made the country great, is now being disavowed by a racist stream that seeks to maintain ownership of the nation’s political landscape.
President Donald Trump’s parting gift to America is the same notion that past and present dictators have of liberty. There is a strong feeling among them that democracy and self government are weak and can be confused and overcome by a strong hand with corrupt intent.
His kind feel that democracy can be duped by targeted propaganda and repeated lies about who, what and where the people are. They take advantage of the democratic process itself as it is very messy.
The Trump crime story and the Coup that was the January 6th event, is a symptom of a much deeper ailment affecting out country. We are in for a lot of demographic and political change in this century and many are apprehensive and afraid especially about this dimension in the future. A decadent America desperately cries out for renewal. The opportunity to do that can be found in our new immigrants.