Not great, but interesting to see his blind spots –
He speaks of Belinskys ‘rootless cosmopolitans’, and notes –
“With his blue passport, English and a bit of cash, Americans can explore the world more easily than ever, with many spending extended time overseas. “
“This country’s reigning ideology is also globalist and progressive, which means a serial rejection of the past, so we are already, in many ways, a country of rootless cosmopolitans.”
“Waging war against the world, we preach world peace constantly, and wail, “We are the world, we are the children,” as we chronically bomb helpless men, women and children, for the American/Israeli worldview must be propped up at all costs.”
Yet he fails to see that this is not the behaviour of Americans, but the behaviour of ‘rootless cosmopolitans’, including himself, for he then goes on to say –
“In Lancaster County, the Amish stubbornly maintain their age-old ways, and though they have shrewdly adapted, as in hiring Hmong seamstresses, they still refuse to pick up arms, no matter the cause, and they don’t fly. As with all traditional societies, they respect hierarchies and observe clear division between the sexes, which they still, somehow, only count as two, and not 63.
Although almost everything they do is a rejection of America, they cause little resentment, because they don’t tirelessly deform, manipulate or kill anyone. In fact, as our collapse becomes more undeniable, more Americans will turn to them for examples, but being defenseless, they might not survive this nation’s next chapter.”
… utterly failing to see that the Amish do not reject America, they exemplify it.