China is the perhaps the most capitalistic nation on earth. Does it surprise
anyone that China's leaders are engineers, rather than lawyers? Every
American able to do so should visit China. You will see an eerily parallel
world; one that may in a most difficult and irreconcilable way remind you
of the America that was. It is difficult to explain how it feels to drive past
a large new Cadillac dealership in China when the one in your city has
closed. Luxury cars pass you en route to gated estate communities or
expensive flats, Chinese citizens on holiday at the restaurant table next to
you fret over their child's grades. Chinese youth congregate at a teahouse
after school, computers and backpacks in hand. Much is familiar, from
Home Depot to Walmart, to Starbucks which is just as expensive in China
as here. The finest luxury boutiques are here, the vanguard
restauranteurs, the most talented architects. The few beggars you see are
grossly deformed, not the able bodied young men on your street corner at
home. You may come home a bit humbled and feeling a bit less special. It
is difficult living in a nation in decline. The worst part is the feeling that
you are living in a nation of fools; living amongst people who are
destroying America both blindly and with the utmost avarice. Living in a
nation of coddled, soft, ignorant and increasingly dependent masses;
people who choose leaders based on emotion rather than qualification.
Democracy does not guarantee the best man wins.
I intend to live forever, or die trying. It Could Be that the Purpose of Your Life is Only to Serve as a Warning to Others. Join the Army, meet interesting people, kill them. All those who believe in psychokinesis raise my hand.