The Obama presidency isn't merely a bumpy stretch of road in the American journey.
It is intended to be an end to the Republic and a beginning of utopia.
"Whatever Barack and the people he has surrounded himself with may profess with their mouths at any particular time, their actions show they still loathe America and our standing as most powerful nation on earth, as well as our free enterprise, individual liberty, reverence for family and local communities, Main Street, the U.S. military, Christianity, and every other hallmark of the traditional culture and values of Western civilization.
And now they think they have the power and position to do what they've always wanted to do - tear it all down and remake it in their millenarian image of Leviathan. As philosopher Erik Voegelin would say, they don't merely intend the immanentization of the eschaton, they are securing the appropriations and regulations to make it happen.
Viewed from that assumption, things become so much clearer. On foreign and military policy, Obama's dominant principle is to apologize, to reverse a previous course - thus disavowing the intrinsically moral role of America in protecting freedom - and to seek rapproachment with our enemies on their terms."
I can't talk politics or finances with my wife any more. At all.
Will I have a job a month from now? Will we have capital in any form other than what's on the shelves in the basement or in the cans next to the safe?
And I grew up thinking that watching the wall fall was the pivot of my generation. Not nearly. Not even close.