13 June 2012

Uncommon Commentary #272: An Apt Name for a US President Is "D. Klein"

Yanks who fret over US decline (which, to be as fair as possible to Emperor Nerobama, did not begin but rather accelerated and became more obvious during his misrule) miss an important point.  It's normal for military and economic power to wax and wane over long periods of time; if Columbia were just undergoing an ebb in those kinds of greatness, it should not be regarded as a crisis for us (although it ought to cause some concern among, e.g., European states, most of which have preferred to rely upon their alliance with us than to have high defense expenditures of their own), and indeed could provide a much-needed infusion of the virtue of humility.  The USA, however, is not merely losing its strength; its civilization is disintegrating.  I wouldn't be surprised if civil war broke out in this land at some time during the next few decades, and I would be surprised if our country still existed at the end of this century.  (We who believe in Christ, though, need not worry over this, since we know—or at least we ought—that we are really subjects of the everlasting heavenly kingdom.  I refer the reader to Philippians 3:20; Hebrews 11:10, 13-14, 16, 13:14; and selections from patristic literature.)