In sublime mockery of American media, the Russian newspaper Pravda posted an insightful view on American society by Stanislav Mishin, a columnist with excruciatingly sharp insight. In 'American Capitalism Gone With A Whimper,' Mishin observes the decline and soon-to-be-fall of our society with a sympathetic view. Surprisingly, his view is shared--for the most part--by America's military veterans and conservatives. Read on.
Mishin states, in part:
"The American decent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people." "...the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years.""First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics. Americans know more about their favorite TV dramas then the drama in DC that directly affects their lives. They care more for their 'right' to choke down a McDonald's burger or a Burger King burger than for their constitutional rights. "
Once upon a time, our schools produced well-rounded and productive members of society via basic skills, classic literature, Latin, music and social demeanor. Now, courses are dumbed down to allow non-English speaking illegal immigrants the freedom to become mediocre. Occult studies and inflammatory rhetoric are acceptable, but not the Pledge of Allegiance. Text message shorthand has replaced spelling and grammar. Oh, we protest, Mr. Mishin, but Lindsay Lohan's drunken escapades always trump legitimate news. There is only so much air time available, you know.
Who the hell is Lindsay Lohan, anyway?
Who the hell is Lindsay Lohan, anyway?
...but I digress.. read on:
"Then their faith in God was destroyed, until their churches, all tens of thousands of different 'branches and denominations' were for the most part little more then Sunday circuses and their televangelists and top protestant mega preachers were more then happy to sell out their souls and flocks to be on the 'winning' side of one pseudo Marxist politician or another."
Ahhh, yes ...the abysmal failure of the church. Whoa! Put down the rotten tomatoes! I am a Believer; I just happen to think that the 'Western' view of Christianity is a turnoff, forcing people to renounce their heritage and culture. Listen up, people: you can be Hindi, Buddhist, Taoist, Protestant ...whatever.. and still follow Christ. Yes, yes you can. It comes down to Jesus + Nothing. That was the heart of Jesus' message, so put your wallet back in your pocket and turn off the televangelists. You're welcome. Just don't get me started on gun control.
"The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama. His speed in the past three months has been truly impressive. His spending and money printing has been a record setting, not just in America's short history but in the world. If this keeps up for more than another year, and there is no sign that it will not, America at best will resemble the Wiemar Republic and at worst Zimbabwe.""These past two weeks have been the most breath taking of all. First came the announcement of a planned redesign of the American Byzantine tax system, by the very thieves who used it to bankroll their thefts, losses and swindles of hundreds of billions of dollars. These make our Russian oligarchs look little more than ordinary street thugs in comparison. Yes, the Americans have beat our own thieves in sheer volume. Should we congratulate them? "
Please, Mr. Mishin, do not congratulate us. Our nation is suffering under the oppressive Democrats and your praise would only magnify our pain. Even the delicious irony is hard to swallow. Truth be known, those of us with intact minds are considering a wall around the District of Columbia, much like its Berlin predecessor. We are taking up a collection for mortar. Care to chip in?
"Prime Minister Putin warned Obama and UK's Blair not to follow the path to Marxism, it only leads to disaster. Apparently, even though we suffered 70 years of this Western sponsored horror show, we know nothing as foolish, drunken Russians, so let our 'wise' Anglo-Saxon fools find out the folly of their own pride."
Let's let bygones be bygones, shall we? We will try to forgive the sinking of the USS Thresher if you will send someone to kick Nancy Pelosi's butt. In fact, we'll throw in Senators Barney Frank, Claire McCaskgill and her evil twin Barbara Boxer, and even Representative Maxine Waters. Who? Jane Fonda? Pfffft. She only shows up for photo ops. Besides, Vietnam veteran Michael A. Smith settled her hash nicely.
"Again, the American public has taken this with barely a whimper...but a "freeman" whimper. So, should it be any surprise to discover that the Democratically controlled Congress of America is working on passing a new regulation that would give the American Treasury department the power to set "fair" maximum salaries, evaluate performance and control how private companies give out pay raises and bonuses?"
WHAT? Why do I have to learn of this in a Russian newspaper? Note to self: draft nastygram to American media oligarchy and update reading list.
"The Russian owners of American companies and industries should look thoughtfully at this and the option of closing their facilities down and fleeing the land of the Red as fast as possible. In other words, divest while there is still value left. The proud American will go down into his slavery with out a fight, beating his chest and proclaiming to the world how free he really is. The world will only snicker."
Snicker? Yes, perhaps. But they still whine, lobby and beg for our tax dollars for their destitute and starving populations. Perhaps Russia and the rest of the world should consider coming to America's aid before their cash cow goes belly up? After all, what happens to America WILL affect the entire world.