There’s a recent post at Chateau Heartiste which is quite excellent:
What We Have Lost
There’s a link to a large collection of old photos from the United States dating 1935-1945, back long before things got completely messed up. One commenter does make the observation, though, that as much as can be seen to be right during that time period, it was also that time which made the boom generation possible, and all the chaos that they started. In other words (and metaphorically speaking), the boom generation was the tinder that lit the fire of modern leftist chaos, but there first had to be a spark in order for that to happen. There are other comments in that discussion which may offer some ideas as to how that might have worked—in general it’s one of the better comment threads I’ve seen in recent years, with interesting tangents going in several directions.
These states ratified same-sex marriage of their own free will:
The following states did not. In these, same-sex marriage was either illegal (up until Saturday’s Obergefell v. Hodges ruling), or had been forcibly legalized by judicial edict:
Two of these states, California and Connecticut, later went on to “legalize” it after being forced to by judges. Make of that what you will.
Marriage in this country was pretty much a joke already, so in practical terms I doubt I care very much about this ruling. But I do care very much about the omnipresent tendency of judges to steamroll the republican process.
Meanwhile, a Republican Congress has granted fast-track authority to the President on trade agreements. This means ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is all but assured, and that means, pretty much, that the United States of America is no longer a sovereign nation. At least, not for now. I admit to still holding out some hope that The People of this once-great land will make their voices heard in a way which the plutocrats simply can’t ignore. But that’s going to be mighty hard if so many of the people insist on looking at the deer and saying, “My, what a lovely horse that is!”
This is quite interesting:
Warning For Americans – A Message From A South African
(It’s unclear when exactly that was written—apparently in 2002 or 2004? I assume the “4-29-2” at the top is a date.)
In any case, it’s quite a chilling warning, even more so in light of the fact that much of what it describes has already come to pass.