This is a weblog entry to update our ‘progress’ toward a fundamental transformation of America. As has been discussed, we are past the tipping point with two alternative destinations that will redefine the social, economic, and political landscape of the North American landmass. The first is the United Socialist States of America (USSA) that seeks a more draconian version of what has not worked in Europe. The second is the Great Divide, which will fragment the continent into regions containing people sharing a more common culture and socio-political worldview.
I suspect that the GD will require mass migrations (think of the formation of Pakistan in 1947) and may end up with the territory divided into a confederation of mostly autonomous mega-states sharing perhaps a ‘free trade’ zone. But most certainly these mega-states will not share economic systems, language, or political philosophies in the sense of the Bastiat Triangle (q.v.).
2012 is an election of great foreboding and diminishing hope for conservative Americans. That the tipping point has been passed – the lazy, the lame, and the lightly learned populate way more than 50% of the electorate in a widening 'democracy' – will make it very likely that President Obama will serve a second term with, perhaps, an even more compliant Congress like the one he had during his first two years in office.
As our first post-American President, Barack Obama sees his current job as a stepping stone to higher office. Ascribing him as a secular socialist is the ‘model’ that continues to support the most reliable predictions about the social and economic policies that he seeks to impose on us. By any measure, he is the most divisive president that the country has had since Abe Lincoln, and from the conservetarian vantage, the worst one since Lyndon Johnson.