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April 23, 2023

Are We Worse Than The UK? Hard To Believe, But It Is Possible

Post-modern America is careening headlong into a national consciousness that rejects its history, traditional culture, and political uniqueness (read: individual freedom)...everything that has made us the envy of the world. Our history is becoming a dirty word. Our founders, our great scientists, our explorers, our political figures of a certain ilk are being marginalized; replaced in America's pantheon by a motley crew whose only claim to fame is the correct genitalia, melanin, and progressive (read: socialist) bona fides. Their scholarship is garbage, their dedication to freedom and liberty is laughable, and their goals for America are antithetical to that of the founders and in direct opposition to exactly what made America the greatest nation in history.

Santayana was of course correct!

Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.

By all measures the United Kingdom is heading over the same cliff, and from our perspective they might even be ahead of us! Their woke insanity has no constitutional limitations, so free speech in the UK is a quaint idea whose time has passed. Their surveillance state is more sophisticated than ours, at least as it pertains to the average Brit... cameras everywhere, no expectation of privacy on line, and fewer protections against the depredations of the state.

But there is a cultural memory that is front-and-center, and has resisted the wholesale destruction that is engulfing America. Obviously, there are many examples of post-modern rejection of tradition, but there is also a vibrant respect for the glory of the United Kingdom's historical success...Scientific, diplomatic, martial, cultural, and most important, the inculcation of Western Cultural values in the foreign lands that Great Britain discovered, conquered, colonized, and civilized.

When a country in distress-- like most of the West -- still has the cultural memory to revere the titans who came before them and who are most responsible for their current position in the world; perhaps there is hope.

These are in Westminster Abbey, among the 3,300 who are buried there. It is a repository for the memory of that which made Britain Great.

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They are in no particular order and i chose these out of thousands simply because I knew their names. But the most impressive one isn't a tomb...

While America is busy destroying the memory of all who fought and died for what they saw as a noble cause: the defense of the confederacy, the United Kingdom recognizes -- at least here -- that they are one people, albeit with a brutal past. The fight over states rights and slavery in America was savage, but Great Britain's religious wars were in every way a match, and in some ways even worse.

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Yet they are able to recognize what unites them rather than what separates the, and that is a skill that America has lost!

On the other hand, they have skin tone condoms.

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Maybe they are beyond redemption.


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