When did America die, Daddy?

November 23, 1963.

That was the day that LBJ was sworn into office as president and laid the groundwork for the “great society” that FDR and Woodrow Wilson had envisioned but been unable to pull off.  That was the actual beginning of the welfare state.

But haven’t we been rocking along pretty well since then?

Well, no.  Actually the massive growth of the government and the handout lifestyle has escalated ever since, bring to fulmination the “weight of the poor” that Cloward and Piven had postulated about but that had never been able to pull off.  This is what laid the groundwork for the rise to the presidency of a person who could pile on debt at a rate that even our vital capitalist system could not handle.

But haven’t we been rocking along pretty well since then?

Do you remember the scene in the beginning of the movie the Matrix, where the policemen had gone into the building, despite having been told to not?  And the bad guy shows up and says  “they’re already dead”.  Even though they weren’t.  Yet.

Once the welfare state got kicked off, it was a fait accompli.

A done deal.

About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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3 Responses to When did America die, Daddy?

  1. Mrs. AL says:

    DrPete needs to read this … I recommend you go to his place and give him the link.
    Excellent read as always, Drik.

    Off topic … have you noticed that I have trouble inserting the second r in your name? Guess old habits die hard — kind of like for those who are born into welfare and stay there. We daggone it, I am determined to change!

  2. CW says:

    Certainly it’s important that we continually examine how we got where we are, and we expose those most instrumental in orchestrating our road to ruin. And you’re right – LBJ deserves a lot of the “credit” in that respect. But we should always remember that there’s a lot of blame to go around, from those who first began unraveling the Constitution, to our elected representatives who went along with it so they could be re-elected to our own complacency. No one person has the power to bring this country down on his own. He has to have lots of help.

  3. drrik says:

    Have to have the base in place before an instigator can succeed. Landslide Lyndon was a go along to get along kind of guy who was perfectly happy to sell us out. And the rate of declined escalated exponentially when he took over.

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