Last night, after hearing that California Governor Gavin Newsom promoted color and sexual orientation over competence by nominating a pro-abortion, black, female, lesbian, communist, labor activist to fill the unexpired term of deceased Senator Dianne Feinstein. I started wondering if California, as well as the rest of the nation, was doomed.


Who are those willing to push back?

Not the elitists, for they are insulated from the consequences of their absurd or corrupt actions by their wealth, position, power, and politics. They are at the top and will do everything in their power to stay at the top.

Not the poor, for they are the recipients of the state’s benevolence and entitlements. There are few incentives to change the way of life they have come to expect and, in the case of illegal aliens, may be vastly superior to the life they may have left behind.

How about the middle-class traditionalists?

And therein lies the problem. The bifurcated middle-class swing vote refuses to take action because they appear to be coping with life’s necessities and are still relatively comfortable – believing that tomorrow will be much like life today. They are propping up and perpetuating corruption and tyranny by not pushing back or allowing the system to fail.

Consider the political inertia of the middle class.

My political science instructor, a leftist of the first order, claimed that the liberals needed to target the middle class, which serves as the backbone of our nation and represents its core values, stability, progress, and future aspirations.

However, in recent years, we have witnessed the inertia of the middle class, trapping America in a cycle of stagnation and decay.

Despite working hard and having relatively stable jobs, many families find it challenging to make significant financial progress due to stagnant wages in the face of rising inflation-driven living costs.

Their assets, property, and savings are dwindling rapidly as they are burdened with debt, primarily through prolonged repayment periods on student loans, mortgages, and credit card debt. Rising healthcare and education costs are increasingly significant for the middle class, leading to additional financial strain.

And it’s getting worse as technological advancements in artificial intelligence and automation transform the job market, increasing job insecurity, especially for mid-skilled workers. 

Is there an answer?

As far as I can tell, unless there is a “black swan” event to motivate the middle class, we will continue to drift downward through layers of mediocrity until we reach tyrannical authoritarianism. At that time, our nation will be lost.

Ask yourself, is it bad enough yet?

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS