How horrible must things now be if someone as addicted to make believe as Bill Mahr says that things have gone too far? Bill Mahr had a monologue on his show where he tried to explain to his audience of cretins that if America now has a different national anthem for black people, then the Left has revived segregation all on its own. Apparently Mahr thinks he still lives in a world where the Left cares about fairness or even sanity. His point is that if we let every race or ethnicity have its own bubble then we would no longer be “one nation indivisible.”
How cute! After spending a century sledge hammering the country to bits, now they’re afraid that white people may realize that the other identities don’t consider themselves part of “America.” Well Bill, it’s too late. We know the score and most of us are well beyond caring whether they kneel to the “Star Spangled Banner” or stand in rapt attention for “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” These people are not our countrymen anymore. They’re just grifters looking for another payday.
What it does tell me is that Bill Mahr knows that the jig is up and the powers that be better start reeling in the crazy before the pot boils over. Or maybe Bill is trying to hold onto the part of his audience that still believes that America can still fool most of the people most of the time. Maybe he’s right. Maybe there are still tens of millions of idiots who think all of us will just magically come together with Left and Right joining hands around the flag singing Kumbaya.
But even if there is a huge chunk of stupid people buying into this sad story, I think the portion that has awakened to reality is large enough to start making a meaningful difference. When thirty to forty percent of the population no longer believes in the concept of a republic it’s a pretty good bet that that country is going to decline pretty fast. I don’t think it will implode the way that the Soviet Union did in just a decade or two after its people gave up on it. There’s too much money and resources in this place to force it into the ground that fast. But it’s easy to see that this isn’t the same America as the 20th century version. The Left got their way. They’ve turned it into a land of factions. And the people they are trying to disinherit will be the largest and angriest faction of all. It may take another twenty years but what will be left will be a Yugoslavia. And eventually that breaks apart. Maybe that was their plan all along. But when it does break up the parts will be different from the former whole. There may be a place for each of the new identities. Not that it will be a smooth transition. There will be a lot of jostling. But there is the possibility that mostly everyone will be happier than we are now. My guess is the only ones who won’t be happier are the grifters who set this whole thing up. Seeing all those people happy to be rid of them is sure to make them miserable. But you can hardly fault me for smiling about that. A question that I am still working out is whether I want to stick around for that whole messy civil war thing. It seems like a bad idea.
But anyway, once the country has been busted up it will be appropriate to have multiple national anthems. The only question is whether anyone will get stuck with “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”