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Progressive America is the Twilight Zone

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The dilapidating state of our culture, institutions, and politics (the order is deliberate) have been decades in the making. Blame Boomers -- the culture definers among them -- for getting the ball rolling downhill in the highly romanticized lied about 1960s. They spawned the decadent counterculture, which set in motion every society-rotting development we’re grappling with today. Bill and Hillary Clinton are the aging avatars of counterculture radicals who turned into establishment exploiters.

Real Clear Politics’ average for “Direction of Country” polls is currently an eye-popping wrong track, 70.7%, while right direction stands at a paltry 22.4%. Other than D.C. lifers, welfare moochers, and people wanting their college debt loans erased, who are these 22%? And who, this side of lobotomies, is the smaller percentage of “not sure?”

America’s accelerating tumbling is the handiwork of a corrupt, ideologically driven, incompetent -- dare say, venal -- elite. Don’t doubt that most of the incompetence stems from an irreparably flawed leftist worldview and age-old, mind-twisting power- and money-lust.

A calamitous, destructive, painful descent is happening before our eyes. We’re witnesses to history -- but the imperative is to be actors against what we’re witnessing. Winning elections, though critical, won’t alone fix things. The culture needs to be retaken. Institutions need to be recaptured -- or routes around them created.

The attack on American Civilization is multi-fronted. Progressivism -- an Orwellian inversion if there ever was one – is reminiscent of the classic TV show, The Twilight Zone. In the show’s opening title, Rod Serling would say, in part, about the world of imagination that viewers were to enter: “It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge.”

That’s where America is now, between light and shadow. But there’s nothing imaginary about America’s degradation. Despite the propagandists’ efforts to........

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