Lt. Col. P requested status on America on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The status is not good. Opportunism and Evil became a virtue while Patriotism became the worst vice.
The hippies and draft dodgers of the Vietnam era sang paeans of hallelujah to the Muslim jihadists, seeing in them the Viet Cong, and Osama bin Laden as Uncle Ho. The hippies-Jihadists control the Academy, and indoctrinate instead of educate. We patriots can probably walk along the sidewalks of VMI without being accosted for being The Other, but for how long?
The “News” has become thoroughly divorced from reality. And people are tuning out in record numbers. The situation is becoming one where policy makers and law enforcers listen to information that is carefully filtered, altered, and biased while citizens and others exist in reality that nowhere approximates what Journalists are reporting. This is being extended to shoring up aspects of culture that have long been excluded.
And we have long recognized that our government is at war with both the citizens and itself. I’m no fan of the CIA. I know they play the long game. I know they have to do things and let things happen as part of the game. And I know that when one is too long into the game, one becomes a devil to the point where even James Jesus Angleton is a saint. Soon after 9/11, the majority of the hijackers were discovered to be Saudi Arabians. And soon after 9/11, the American government knew the Saudi government provided significant operational assistance.
Each of these areas: learning, reporting, governing form part of the structure of society in America. Joined with economy and finance, and self-restraint and you’ve got society. Learning is controlled by America’s enemies. Reporting is done by Alice’s friend the Mad Hatter. Governing is being a shark in a chum pool. The economy is in effect socialist (try taking away government funds from any business, and that business immediately prostrates itself and accepts every rule from government workers who couldn’t fry a french fry) with no upward mobility for non-Ivy Leaguers and Trustafarians . Self-restraint? In the era of posting your deepest feelings on your supper on social media and dating-by-exposing-yourself?
Science has been replaced with faith, reinforced with large-scale purges of actual scientists. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been blamed on man-made global warming, and deniers are to be treated as murderers. Having followed the reporting on the hurricanes, the models were way off. The anti-human Global Warmist Faithful are assured we will all die if a bug farts in the Amazon, but can’t tell which way the wind is blowing. Consider this: the Pope is actively discussing a change to Catholic doctrine on including Catholics who were divorced — not annulled — and remarried into the sacrament of the Eucharist, But to deny the tenets of faith in Global Warming is to be treated as a murderer. A faith so strong no neuron is sacrificed in thought. God may well wish He were so loved.
So, 16 years on, America is ignorant, fantasist, preyed upon from within and without, economically stagnant, and largely unconstrained unless one is not to the left of Black Lives Matter. Then it’s die Motherf*cker die as battalions of antifa attack everyone and cops just stand idly by. But one can still post nudes. Not here though, Mrs. Townie will get upset. That’s the status Colonel. That’s the world VMI will draw its future alumni from.