America is in the throes of revolution. . . . Our ruling class and their clients broadly view Biblical religion as the foundation of all that is wrong with the world. . . . The government apparatus identifies with the ruling class’s interests, proclivities, and tastes,…
So many on all sides have withdrawn consent from one another, as well as from republicanism as defined by the Constitution and as it was practiced until the mid-20th century, that it is difficult to imagine how the trust and sympathy necessary for good government might ever return. Instead, we have a cold civil war.
Phi Beta Iota: All of the preconditions for a “hot” revolution exist in the USA. Tip of the Hat to Contributing Editor Berto Jongman for flagging the above essay by Angelo Codevilla, whose book, Informing Statecraft: Intelligence for a New Century, is still worth reading as are more recent books including The Ruling Class: How They Corrupted America and What we Can Do About It.