I don’t know about you, but the naughties were not the best decade I can remember. Every decade has its problems. For me, the 60s and the assassinations and the Vietnam war. The 70s had a terrible economy, social decay, the Iranian hostage crisis which was the real start of the war on terror. The 80s had economic turmoil, but I mostly enjoyed that decade. The 90s had Clinton and the beginnings of serious statist inroads as well as global warming/ozone hole BS. But the naughties were the decade where things really took a turn for the worse. We had the terrible choice of Bush vs Gore in 2000 (with McCain another possibility, agh). Then the dot com crash, 9/11, the two wars, homeland security encroachment on rights, the security state, the hysterical left and the growth of the nanny state, then it got capped off by the housing crash, a massive recession, bank bailouts that were a scam and the election of Obama.
There were times where things went well for me personally. There were also some bad years like the last two, which were not fun for me. I made some bad decisions that seriously set me back, and at the worst possible time, the economy tanked. The economy tanked a bunch of times this decade. So much for the efficiency of the government. They caused most of the problems.
Our country became divided after the 2000 election and only got worse. People went crazy. Many people replaced religion with politics. Many people became zealots. Many people got a major hate on. The evil people seemed to be on the run at the end of the 90s. And for a while in naughts, it looked like the era of the dictator was over. But now it looks like it is coming back. Evil governments seem to be gaining strength as our own seems to be weakening. We have a president who make Chamberlain look like a mensch. At least Chamberlain didn’t suck up to our enemies and apologize to them.
Our government has become insanely corrupt and they aren’t listening to us. Other governments are selling out their people in new and disgusting ways.
We’re on the verge of discovering if we can fight to keep our freedoms or not. Because the current government seems determined to undermine them at every turn.
It’s not a new story. We have been there before and survived. Hopefully we will again. But what happens in the mean time is the scary part.
It looks like this decade will be one of change and upheaval. I don’t think the left will have it easy. A social war of sorts is coming. How bad it gets depends on the way the so called leaders act. People are rally getting riled up and I don’t think the elites understand where that will lead.
I would like to stay positive, but it is really a time of uncertainly. Political correctness is still running amok at a time when barbarians are at the gates. We will either face reality or face decline. It’s up to us all as individuals to do our part to stand up for ourselves and our country.