Skip to comments.Krauthammer: 'People Are Talking about American Decline – Don't Believe a Word of It'
Posted on 12/24/2010 2:58:30 PM PST by Nachum
Over the last few years, with an economy in decline and the rise of certain developing nations, there have been murmurs of the end of American exceptionalism throughout the media.
Dont believe a word of it, says syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer.
On the Christmas Eve edition of Fox News Channels Happening Now, Krauthammer was asked to reflect on the last two years. He explained there was similar rhetoric about the nations decline at the end of the 1970s.
Well, I think this is mostly a reflection of the recession, Krauthammer said. The mood of the country going back 20, 30, 40 years, almost always reflects the state of the economy. The late 70s was a period of malaise. People were saying oh, the American era is over. The big dictatorships in the world are going to dominate us. That was a reflection of the terrible economic conditions, the stagnation and the inflation late 70s.
With the 1980s, however, the economy came back and the calls of the end of the so-called Pax Americana went by the wayside. He predicted the same would happen this time around.
When the economy recovered in the 80s there was a morning in America, he continued. So I would not over-read the move. People are talking about American decline dont believe a word of it.
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It didn’t just happen, it took getting rid of Carter and a new vision.
Maybe he’s angling to become the NYTimes’ resident “conservative.”
Kraut has soured. What a fool. Then again, nothing really surprising these past few days, he has always been a liberino.
What are we #1 in making any more?
Weapons, I assume.
Aircraft, if Boeing can ever deliver the dream-liner.
Farm equipment (Caterpillar and Deere).
Higher education, I suppose. The lead we had is too great to completely lose overnight.
Finance? not any more.
Software? moving offshore.
Fiat money, unfortunately.
We’re not economically dead, but we are in serious trouble.
The late 70s was a period of malaise. People were saying oh, the American era is over. The big dictatorships in the world are going to dominate us. That was a reflection of the terrible economic conditions, the stagnation and the inflation late 70s
Anyone know how to get Krauthammer a message from a citizen of the UNITED STATES of America? Does he take input from the average citizen or is he in a world closed to us average citizens?
Well, this week we can now add military decline to economic decline, cultural decline and moral decline.
Hey SOUR kraut... please pick up the red phone... obama needs his ass kissed today.
On the other hand: ordinary Americans, very much including new and/or young entrepreneurs, have been very good at pulling the fat out of the national fire. This mitigative countering makes anti-declinism the way to bet, once different hands take the D.C. tiller.
One of the reasons why Atlas Shrugged is so popular is because it captures the essence of this struggle. If there were a real-life John Galt, he or she could push the U.S. over the edge in times like these.
Charles has descended into dementia.
I don’t wish to hear anymore from him.
“What are we #1 in making any more?”
“...the repeal represents the taming of the most conservative of the nation’s institutions, the military, by a movement historically among the most avant-garde.”
Why is Kraut talking so breathlessly about such a thing? Did someone forget to hand him his conservative script this week? He sounds like Tingles Matthews for the love of Pete (pun intended). Charles better get back to running his old schtick pretty soon or he’ll be thrown onto the heap with other “conservatives” like Kathleen Parker.
He has an e-mail link at Townhall.com.
And btw, you obviously have not a clue as to the meaning of "American exceptionalism." Like most ignorant liberals, you fail to grasp what it is that does in fact make America exceptional in all the world, even at this late date.
What a disappointment.
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