Cultural decadence follows when individuals lose their virtue. Widespread drug use, fornication, and a lack of personal responsibility are now the norm. The popular culture and and political outcomes simply follow. Obama is no accident or fluke. He sadly does reflect the “values” of the majority.
Atlas Shrugged........nuf said
Yep...Why act responsibly, why work and play by the rules, when you can act irresponsibly, sit on your ass and break the law, and get REWARDED for it?
Exactly. As Thompson points out, those who "go Nazi" have "underdeveloped souls." That is, they have never become fully individualized persons who have an internalized ethical and moral code and live in a mental cosmology where individual actions are important and where goodness and absolutes really do exist. So why not "go Nazi" and let the state make all your decisions for you (based on what is expedient for the state)?
“Obama is no accident or fluke.”
Exactly! He may flatter himself that he is a great mover and shaker but in reality he is a puppet and is only the SYMPTOM of what is wrong in the same way that a fever is a symptom of a bad case of influenza or a bloated belly is a symptom of an addiction to sitting on the couch drinking beer, eating pizza and watching TV at every single opportunity. Obama is a symptom of a national electorate which has become willfully ignorant, lazy and very foolish. We have a country full of pathetic dullards who imagine themselves to be brilliant and well educated thinkers. Many of them sport high school diplomas, undergraduate degrees and even, in some cases, graduate degrees but a large percentage would be laughed out of a public school eighth grade classroom circa 1960 or earlier.