The United States Descent Into Madness



America went from the freest country in the world in December 2019 to a repressive and frightening place by July 2021. How did that happen?

If we thought we were alone thinking that the USA has descended into madness, we are not alone. We wonder how it could be that we seem to be out there on the edge as a Nation. About to reach critical mass to a point where we cannot return, all in what seems like a nanosecond. Victor David Hanson in a wonderfully written piece gives us no reassurance that all is well.


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A post that is a must read in it entirety. Here are a couple of his observations:

Authored by Victor Davis Hanson via,

The American Descent Into Madness.

Zero Hedge:

Nations have often gone mad in a matter of months. The French abandoned their supposedly idealistic revolutionary project and turned it into a monstrous hell for a year between July 1793 and 1794. After the election of November 1860, in a matter of weeks, Americans went from thinking secession was taboo to visions of killing the greatest number of their fellow citizens on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line. Mao’s China went from a failed communist state to the ninth circle of Dante’s Inferno, when he unleashed the Cultural Revolution in 1966.

In the last six months, we have seen absurdities never quite witnessed in modern America. Madness, not politics, defines it. There are three characteristics of all these upheavals. One, the events are unsustainable. They will either cease or they will destroy the nation, at least as we know it. Two, the law has largely been rendered meaningless. Three, left-wing political agendas justify any means necessary to achieve them.

Citizenship as Mere Residency

Two million people are anticipated to cross the southern border, en masse and illegally, over a 12-month period. If that absurdity were to continue, we would be adding the equivalent of a major U.S. city every year. The new arrivals have three things in common: Their first act was to break U.S. law by entering the country. Their second was to break the law by residing here illegally. And their third will be to find false identification or other illegal means to continue breaking the law. One does not arrive as a guest in a foreign country and immediately violate the laws of his host—unless one holds those laws in contempt.

Crime as Construct

Crime is another current absurdity. There exists a mini-industry of internet videos depicting young people, disproportionately African American males, stealing luxury goods from Nieman-Marcus in San Francisco, clearing a shelf from a Walgreens with impunity, or assaulting Asian Americans. These iconic moments may be unrepresentative of reality, but given the mass transfers and retirements of police, and the frightening statistics of large increases in violent crime in certain cities, the popular conception is now entrenched that it is dangerous to walk in our major metropolises, either by day or at night.


We know from the failed Soviet system and from the French Revolution that the most mediocre in society became its most eager auditors of correct behavior. The arbiters of proper thought—the self-righteous paid toady, the perpetual victim employed in service to government payback, the freelancing snitch—were always the villains of freedom, productivity, and humanity, whether we read of the killing off of Alexander the Great’s inner circle, the forced suicides of the Neronian circle, the Jacobin murder spree, or the nightmarish world described by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

That the Biden Administration has now joined with Silicon Valley to hunt down on social media any dissenters from this month’s official policy on vaccinations and mask-wearing was not so shocking as to be expected from a media that banned coverage of Hunter Biden’s laptop. In Cuban-fashion, millions of judge-jury-executioner online snitches, with government encouragement, will help root out incorrect thoughts at light speed.

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Bonus time: No we are not Mad. But they will make it so if we allow this to continue.


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35 Responses to “The United States Descent Into Madness”

  1. States limit purchase of high end computers | BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades! Says:

    […] Regulations.” Where did this come from? If we needed another example of a previous post The United States Descent Into Madness this is it. California has a special kind of madness considering they are suppose to be the tech […]


  2. geeez2014 Says:

    NOW we know why the Left was SO DEVASTATED when Trump won. They had everything lined up and had to suffer through four MORE years of not getting to destroy America.
    Poor things. I say to them “Be careful what you idiots ask for…”
    Sadly, we, too, will suffer what they do. They’re just too stupid to know it.

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  3. Mustang Says:

    The problem, or so it seems to me, is that the United States does not appear to have anyone (not immediately and not in the long term), who can motivate or inspire the mainstream of our society to once more strive to achieve our nation’s greatest visions. One bozo, after informing the nation that we were at war with global terrorists, instructed the American people to go shopping. Another told us that we are a failed nation and a despicable society. Another mumbled to himself while standing behind the bully pulpit, and the last iteration simply mumbles to himself no matter where he’s standing.

    We should not be looking for a political messiah. We crucified the first and last perfect man because we didn’t like what he had to say. No, what we must have to change our unhappy course is a series of real leaders. People who put service to America ahead of political ambition, people who love America as much as the young lance corporal who gave up his life for her, people who not only have a vision, but also a plan to get us there. Someone who, like a good shepherd, encourages the rest of us to achieve greatness and offers a guiding hand in reaching those loft goals.

    Until such persons appear, Dr. Hanson is right to suggest that the fat lady is singing.

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  4. Linda Says:

    Madness I’ll tell you, MADNESS…Thanks for the giggle over the church lady meme, lol. Folks have gone off the deep end; mask shaming, shaming for just about everything now, banking etc. liars, etc….just plain MADNESS. I bet the founding fathers are rolling in their graves.

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    • kidme37 Says:

      Given the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Federalist papers, they saw it all coming. And it’s happening anyway wihch is the maddening part. 🙂 It’s like herds of people standing around screaming to have their liberties taken away.

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    • Mustang Says:

      I can envision a board room in heaven. Sitting around the conference table, all the founding fathers are discussing what’s happened to the America they created. George Washington looks down the length of the table and asks, “Okay, which one of you assholes started this shit?” Everyone turns and stares at Thomas Jefferson who tries to blame Andrew Jackson.

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    • kidme37 Says:

      I think I came after you, but no matter

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  5. markone1blog Says:

    What gets me is how liberals don’t seem to connect reality to logic. Yesterday, Biden claimed “We brought this economy back from the brink” just as the stock market tanked. When I talk to some libs, they cannot see the connection between the May lumber price spike and the Biden tariffs on Canadian lumber. Furthermore, they don’t see the links between fuel prices, low FED interest, and unemployment benefits all coming together to cause a sustained inflation that will be with us for a while. They think “this is a blip of a few months.”

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Funny, I have noticed the same thing…. ask about gas prices going up and Biden’s drilling policies and one gets a blank stare.

      Liked by 1 person

      • kidme37 Says:

        Or when they’re cheering about how ‘they got the XL pipeline shutdown’ ask them how they feel about that oil now moving by train car.


      • bunkerville Says:

        Kid… when I go back to my posts done during the Obama years on the topics it is 2.0 on steroids.. did no one learn anything? Same old worn topics…but we continue on.


      • kidme37 Says:

        I compare living in America (generally speaking) to driving in Cincinnati, meaning I’m usually surrounded people driving like zombies with no situational awareness, no sense of responsibility and no ability to actually drive a car.

        I see and am in contact with people who I regard as reasonably intelligent but who exhibit nothing that tells me they know what is actually going on and how bad things actually are. They can get a lot worse and I think they will.

        The people who voted for obama did not notice obama and crew were doing things on an almost daily basis that were 100 times worse than “watergate” and they would love to vote for him again today and tomorrow and forever. Ditto Biden now.

        I feel we were looking into the abyss then and have now entered the abyss with the election fraud and recognition of how no one of significance in any federal agency – in particular the DOJ- is working for America or Americans.

        One small example of people being oblivious is how afterobama is out of office, he is laughing on some late night show how “There were no shovel ready jobs”. This about his Flagship Program for the American Economy that they allocated a Trillion to and where none of that got spent on infrastructure. Where di the trillion go then??? Hell, where did the 8 trillion in tax receipts and 10 Trillion in new debt go???? Not America ! People still love the guy. A radical moslem POS in the White House 7 years after 9-11-2001 and stuck back in for another 4 years. Beyond conversation. Beyond emotion.

        It is a shitshow that will eventually draw us all in like a tornado in slow motion. I’m glad I am not a young person.

        Here in Cincinnati, it is still America for all intents and purposes – other places not so much. I do feel that civilizations fall fast when they fall though and I always keep that in mind.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        “There are three characteristics of all these upheavals. One, the events are unsustainable. They will either cease or they will destroy the nation, at least as we know it.”


    • Mustang Says:

      I honestly thought that this country was scraping the bottom of the barrel when they elected Obama/Biden. I had no idea the barrel was even deeper than that. Truly, who in their right mind could imagine that Harris has the brains to be president? Who in their right mind could honestly say, “Oh yeah, Biden’s my man?” It isn’t just the Marxists on the bottom of the barrel … there are also several tens of millions of voters down there with them. Crumbs!

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  6. nrringlee Says:

    Discern. To see or understand a difference. To judge right from wrong. To judge true from false. Discern. That is what is missing. Over the years I have said modern post-liberal education substituted critical thinking in favor of critical theory (Marxist). This is the price we pay. Today the so-called ‘educated” or university indoctrinated cannot discern the true, the just and the beautiful from the effluent that passes as modern culture and ideology. Lacking that one skill folks are simply incapable of reading the road signs along the Path to Hell. For those of us who just say no this is a frightening thing. When a majority no longer tolerates recalcitrant minorities life gets nasty, short and brutish. I remain recalcitrant to the bitter end.

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  7. markone1blog Says:

    To me, “descent” implies a controlled downward movement. For example, “we are making our final descent into the Houston Intercontinental Airport.”

    What we have seen recently has been more of a “dive” into the abyss of insanity.

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