There is a tendency to judge a race, a nation or any distinct group by its least worthy members. Though manifestly unfair, this tendency has some justification. For the character and destiny of a group are often determined by its inferior elements. The inert mass of a nation, for instance, is in its middle section. The decent, average people who do the nation’s work in cities and on the land are worked upon and shaped by minorities at both ends—the best and the worst.1 The superior individual, whether in politics, literature, science, commerce or industry, plays a large role in shaping a nation, but so do individuals at the other extreme—the failures, misfits, outcasts, criminals, and all those who have lost their footing, or never had one, in the ranks of respectable humanity. The game of history is usually played by the best and the worst over the heads of the majority in the middle.
===The Spectacle of Disintegration: Situationist Passages out of the Twentieth Century (Mckenzie Wark)
Unfortunately, I am less kind than Mr. Wark, but let’s talk it up to the generalized nature of his statement above. In smaller, more manageable polities the balance between the extremes of those that rule or even seek to do so may be as he describes, however in giant, overly bureaucratized governments ruling over large, diverse territories with even more diverse populations such as in the United States today, the State becomes dominated by the negative spectrum of humanity in a concentrated, lethal manner.
The coercive State ends up becoming a magnate for the worst of society and through its deviancy paves the way for the entire civilization to be dragged down with it. Power does corrupt, but it also attracts the already corrupt. And the poison that flows from the core, enfeebles the middle and the even the best, brightest and most honorable, until the system collapses. We are nearing that tipping point.
With all of the external crisis prominent in the media today, combined with the puny attention span of a anesthetized citizenry, the destruction of America’s national sovereignty through the continued influx of illegal immigrants will likely not receive the attention it deserves. But that is the goal. Patriotism and national pride are to be discarded on the path to what will be at first a loose regional government, then a world government. Europe is well along on this pathway. Biblical prophecies or not, the end game may be the same and the rulers equally evil. The difference lies in what comes afterwards.
“If human equality is to be forever averted – if the High, as we have called them, are to keep their places permanently – then the prevailing mental condition must be controlled insanity.” – George Orwell, “1984”
Our report found that in the two years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush and seven of his administration’s top officials made at least 935 false statements about the national security threat posed by Iraq. The carefully orchestrated campaign of untruths about Iraq’s alleged threat to US national security from its WMDs or links to al Qaeda (also specious) galvanized public opinion and led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses.
=935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity (Charles Lewis)
That’s contrary to the spin from the officials who have tried to claim the August drop was much larger and that the post-2009 inflow is perhaps coming to an end.
“The number of apprehensions in August are down from July, and they’re actually lower than they were August of last year,” President Barack Obama claimed during an August 28 press conference.
“Apprehensions in July were half of what they were in June [and] so we’re seeing a significant downward trend in terms of these unaccompanied children,” he said.
Obama however, focused the reporters’ attention on the smaller part of the inflow — the so-called “unaccompanied children” from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
He ignored the bigger and faster-growing part of the inflow — the groups of adults and children that are defined as “family units” by border officials.