"This Republic will not die in a cacophony of violence; it will creep away over the horizon driven out by the forces of ignorance, bureaucracy and self-entitlement. And when it does, there will be too few of us left that realize it is gone, raise the cry and too many who simply will not listen and not care."
I agree with this assessment. If this great country, the last bastion of freedom and liberty on earth, finally gives way I think few will even realize what's happened. A few will notice, but the ignorant masses will shrug them off and fail to heed their warnings. If you keep the people dumb and satiated they will gleefully hold out their hands to be shackled. Just look at the current election as proof. I sit and watch as the masses stagger, drunk with a thirst for "change," towards the mirage of "hope and change," so that they may see their own visions of "change" reflected in the Messiah.
They have no clue what awaits them if they actually get what "The Messiah" is promising. What's worse is that they don't wank to know the truth. They'd rather bask in their ignorance than face the sometimes harsh bitchslap of reality and history.
When the Republic falls it will fall just as we are seeing in the UK. We get to watch it all unfold just across the pond. The real question is, will we learn from the Brits and stop it from happening here?