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Offline Ptarmigan

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Life Among the Ruins
« on: March 18, 2023, 01:25:37 PM »
Life Among the Ruins
https://victorhanson.com/life-among-the-ruins/

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American society is facing three existential crises not unlike those that overcame the late Roman, and a millennium later, terminal Byzantine, empires.

Premodern Barbarism

We are suffering an epidemic of premodern barbarism. The signs unfortunately appear everywhere. Over half a million homeless people crowd our big-city downtowns.

Most know the result of such Medieval street living is unhealthy, violent, and lethal for all concerned. Yet no one knows—or even seems to worry about—how to stop it.

So public defecation, urination, fornication, and injection continue unabated. Progressive urban pedestrians pass by holding their noses, averting their gazes, and accelerating the pace of their walking. The greenest generation in history allows its sidewalks to become pre-civilizational sewers. In a very brief time, we all but have destroyed the downtowns of our major cities—which will increasingly become vacant in a manner like the 6th-century A.D. Roman forum.

All accept that defunding the police, no-cash bail, Soros-funded district attorneys, and radical changes in jurisprudence have destroyed deterrence. The only dividend is the unleashing of a criminal class to smash-and-grab, carjack, steal, burglarize, execute, and assault—with de facto immunity. Instead we are sometimes lectured that looting is not a crime, but lengthy incarceration is criminally immoral.

Long read and disturbing. Worth reading.
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Re: Life Among the Ruins
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2023, 04:05:01 PM »
Life Among the Ruins
https://victorhanson.com/life-among-the-ruins/

Long read and disturbing. Worth reading.

Yep. Read it this morning. I think he's on point and I think this country is on its way swirling down the shitter.

Thanks, lefties and proglodytes. And the idiot Americans who can't figure out who's a moron ogre shitstain doofus versus a functioning human being -- yeah, Pennsyltucky, I'm looking at you. And the idiotic Americans who voted for LOL81million SharterJoe. And the Republican dickhead legislators who couldn't figure out that they were taking the high hard one up the poop chute.

We deserve the same as what happened to the Byzantines. History does repeat itself because we're too stupid to learn from it.  :whatever:
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Re: Life Among the Ruins
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2023, 07:01:30 PM »
Scary, and accurate. The Leftists have destroyed this country.

I think though, it will come back full circle. Eventually.