As America Falls Apart

Things fall apart, the center cannot hold…

William Butler Yeats could have been describing a vision of America’s impending future when he wrote “The Second Coming” back in 1919.

These United States are drifting apart. We the people no longer share a common cause; we have become mesmerized by our own narrow self interest.

As its population expands, America becomes less centralized, more divided. And political forces are exploiting existing dissensions without regard for the consequences.

There are few “moderates” left. Trump’s right-wing zealots have captured the Republican Party, and the Democrats are responding by adopting more radical positions.

The other political parties are mere special-interest advocates, with no realistic agenda for the nation.

This destructive malfunction extends far beyond politics. It  reflects the current mentality of the nation’s people.

Americans in coastal states have little in common with those in  “the Heartland.” Or in the “Deep South.”

And no  common-sense compromise seems possible. As Yeats put it:

The best lack all conviction while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

As the antagonism deepens, states like Texas and California are considering breaking away from the federation.

Even individual states are showing signs of breaking up.  An initiative calling for California to be split into three separate states will be on the November ballot.

So why is the Founding Fathers’ dream apparently dissolving into a bickering nightmare?

Perhaps it was unrealistic to expect so many millions from such diverse origins to live together in harmony and agree to self sacrifice for the common good.

Perhaps the defenses built into the Constitution are proving no match for the predators who have invaded and perverted our political system.

Perhaps it’s just that any system of government, however well designed, must fail eventually

We are mere mortals after all. And even when the spirit is willing, as the Good Book observes, the flesh is inherently weak.

All civilizations eventually implode. And that could well be happening to this great nation.

Or it might not be just an American collapse. It could be a global phenomenon.

This could be, as so many believe, the beginning of the end, the prelude, as Yeats suggested, to the Second Coming.

It could be the fulfillment of divine prophecy, beyond our ability to avert or modify.

Still, however inevitable it may be, the end of the American dream would be a great tragedy. It was such a noble concept.

Read the poem

The California initiative

Separatist movements

10 thoughts on “As America Falls Apart

  1. The keyword here, logicfish, is “destabilizing.” For years now we have argued about refugees and not about who and what are destabilizing various countries. Recently we have witnessed the destabilizing of countries in a systematic method. So, what do these countries have in common? One theory is they do not have the same banking system as the countries that are escaping the destabilizing invaders. We could start there. Economics is not my field so, I pass this theory to those in that field. However, I urge all humans to examine the spiritual realm and realize we humans are not alone in the universe–we have never been. It has been lucifer’s plan to usurp God “s plan and crown himself on this earth by getting humans to choose his side as he did with the angels who fell with him. A good start is isaiah 14:12, 13;ezekiel 28. How many of you already realize that not because you cannot see something it means it is not there? Examples: the wind, radio waves etc, or you just can’t bother to think about it? Well, if you are really concerned about your life, country, and world you need to get out of your box and think.thanks for your logic, logicfish. George, my post is not going through. You need to check your blog…..sabotage is common in this new world disorder.

  2. Yeah…..there is now a duplicate… so remove the last post. Thanks, George. Or leave them both for emphasis. Remember the words of sir Philip Sidney “repetition is a brilliant rhetorical device….” and one of the highest form of pedagogy.

  3. In Revelation I can find no reference to the United States of America, but then I am only a baby still being fed milk. In Jamaica there is a saying, “Every dog have ‘im day”. Looking back in history there have been quite a few dynasties that ruled the known world, Rome had one of the best governments, under a Caesar and a senate they defeated many countries but allowed them to continue to rule themselves but were answerable to Rome. It was said “All roads led to Rome.) until, it is believed they used lead pipes to bring in their drinking water…no matter the reason, even though they occupied most of the known world, (I was amazed at how far Hadrian’s wall extended into England.) they collapsed anyway and Nero fiddled while Rome burned. Then there was the British Empire where the sun never set , but it too fell apart. Now it would appear the time has come for the great USA to split apart and be just another Empire that failed in the history books. And Trump Tweeted to it’s demise!! Billy G.

  4. “Without Black exploitation, no one would have migrated here.”

    http://blogs.jamaicans.com/gwgraeme/2018/06/10/why-dont-i-just-leave/#comment-1033505

    “According to Sun Tzu, if you know your enemy, and know yourself, one need not meet defeat in even one percent of conflicts. Even though whites are not actually enemies, it can nevertheless be advantageous to understand how the white historical experence relates to this.”

    http://blogs.jamaicans.com/gwgraeme/2017/12/27/angry-white-men/#comment-1028327

    “The historical experience, that’s being discussed…”
    “hundreds of years ago, there was a small aristocratic class and a small merchant class. The rest were serfs which were actually slaves. Much of the world was organized the same way. For example, people might be familiar with the phrase “feudal Japan”. That was the way most Babylons were organized on earth. Practically everyone were slaves.”

    http://blogs.jamaicans.com/gwgraeme/2017/12/27/angry-white-men/#comment-1028327

    “That was a concept that was particularly operative when most Europeans, and probably most citizens of the ‘civilized’ world, lived under the abject slavery of Feudalism”

    http://blogs.jamaicans.com/gwgraeme/2018/03/14/building-trumps-wall/#comment-1030577

    “But overall, this land has been our land – a land in which we are free to pursue our dreams, beyond the reach of oppressive princes and potentates.”

    “Rich or poor, we can hold our heads high, unfettered by notions of class or caste. And ‘we the people’ are empowered to govern ourselves.”

    “It is a concept that is always under attack by formidable forces.”

    http://blogs.jamaicans.com/gwgraeme/2018/06/10/why-dont-i-just-leave/

    “New Atlantis is an incomplete utopian novel by Sir Francis Bacon, published in 1627. In this work, Bacon portrayed a vision of the future of human discovery and knowledge, expressing his aspirations and ideals for humankind. The novel depicts the creation of a utopian land where ‘generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendour, piety and public spirit’ are the commonly held qualities of the inhabitants of the mythical Bensalem.”

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Atlantis

  5. It is like Trump is putting together a group of super villains. The league of Doom. He loves dictators. Next he takes over the military and suspends all laws.

  6. Hey Billy : I cannot tell whose comments you are commenting on. Please tell, so that I may understand. Thanks.

  7. Hi Joy, I am commenting on George’s blog, “As America falls apart.” The little jab about me being on milk was for your benefit,lol. just joking. Billy G.

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