2018/01/04

What Is Weimerica?

Weimerica

Heinlein called it "The Crazy Years". Others refer to it as Clown World. Return of Kings contributor Bryce Lockwood prefers the term Weimerica: a portmanteau of Germany's prewar Weimar Republic and America, which he defines in this helpful guide.

Among the defining statistics Lockwood cites for our decline into Weimerica are:
  • homicides being up 20% from 2014 (equivalent in raw numbers to more than the September 11th attacks).
  • 66,324 drug overdose deaths in a 12-month period (the Vietnam War saw 47,434 hostile deaths over 15+ years).
  • 44,193 suicides in 2015, with suicides being at 30-year highs in 2016, and suicide being one of the top ten causes of death in Weimerica.
  • 23,000,000,000 views on Pornhub in 2016 (729 per second every single day non-stop for the whole year) with there being only 7,466,964,000 people on Earth.
  • 70% of Weimerica being on prescription medication with 20% being on more than five medications at once (and life expectancy still dropping).
  • real income showing little to no gains for decades on end.
  • being worse off financially than your parents.
  • everything being fleetingly temporary, you won’t have that long lasting job, house, car, marriage, etc., like your parents and grandparents did.

In sum:
Weimerica is a colossal, dystopian shopping mall filled with 325 million atomized, rootless individuals with no common culture, cause, language, religion or background, united only by their shared consumerism (“Did you see the Giants game last night?” “Oh my Gawd, Stranger Thingssss!”).
As Vox Day has noted, the United States is no longer a nation. Since the first Civil War it has been a multi-ethnic empire increasingly obsessed with micromanaging at home and meddling abroad. If that scenario sounds familiar, it should.


Despite its inherent flaws, this arrangement remained relatively stable until early in the last century, when the coastal elite who'd come to dominate American politics, media, and academia abandoned the mainline Protestantism that was their nominal faith and fully embraced the heretical death cult of globalist, socialist utopianism.

America's conquest by Massachusetts trundled along rather smoothly until the ruling class turned openly apostate. Now the majority of Americans who identify as Christians labor under the yoke of a managerial class who hate them--and who waste no opening to mock and deride their subjects.

Consider the scale of this apostasy. Then look at the murder rates--especially the glut of infanticide--in the original post. Better peoples have faced more severe divine chastisements for far less.

The enemy, as always, is Satan and sin. Pause from the incessant chatter of Weimerica, and take a long moment for introspection. If you don't like what you see inside yourself; repent, resolve to do better, and beg the Christ to mitigate His just judgment against us.

Divine punishments are also divine gifts. Pray the lesson takes quickly and sticks this time.

6 comments:

  1. O shame to men! Devil with Devil damn'd
    Firm concord holds, men only disagree
    Of Creatures rational, though under hope
    Of heavenly Grace; and God proclaiming peace,
    Yet live in hatred, enmity, and strife
    Among themselves, and levee cruel wars,
    Wasting the Earth, each other to destroy:
    As if (which might induce us to accord)
    Man had not hellish foes enough besides,
    That day and night for his destruction wait.

    John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 2:496-505

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  2. So... still not voting our way out of this one?

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    1. That was never in the cards. The best Trump can do is buy us time.

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  3. I don't wish to start a Protestant-Catholic war, since comboxes are poor places for the proper theological debate that needs to take place, but wasn't this Protestantism's eventual end? Without authority, innovation was always going to run rough shod over previous generations until this crazy time.

    The Crisis of Authority lead to the elevation of Reason. The Crisis of Reason lead to the elevation of Emotion. And now, we are experiencing the crisis of Emotion, where without Reason or good, just, courageous Authority, has bred an entire civilization of adults who never emotionally or mentally progressed beyond the age of 13.

    I worry for my childrens' future.

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    1. No worries. My post simply referred to the fact that mainline Protestantism was the de facto faith of America's ruling class before Political Correctness took its place.

      History shows that innovators never foresee their successors taking their theories to the next logical step. The Reformation denied the authority of Tradition and the Magisterium in favor of Scripture alone. The Enlightenment denied the authority of Scripture for reason alone. Now postmoderns deny reason.

      That's the fatal flaw of appeals to "muh Constitution". Our current founding documents set up an order based on compromise, not objective truth. That arrangement worked OK while Christian moral norms were dominant. Now the laws meant to protect Americans are being viciously turned against us.

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