PJB: Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?

Patrick Buchanan’s new book, Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?, is now available for pre-order at amazon.  Here’s the description:

America is disintegrating.

The “one Nation under God, indivisible” of the Pledge of Allegiance is passing away. In a few decades, that America will be gone forever. In its place will arise a country unrecognizable to our parents.

This is the thrust of Pat Buchanan’s Suicide of a Superpower.

The author of six New York Times bestsellers traces the disintegration to three historic changes: America’s loss of her cradle faith, Christianity; the moral, social, and cultural collapse that have followed from that loss; and the slow death of the people who created and ruled the nation.

America was born a Western Christian republic, writes Buchanan, but is being transformed into a multiracial, multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic stew of a nation that has no successful precedent in the history of the world.

Where once we celebrated the unity, the melting pot and shared experience, that the Depression and World War gave us, our elites today proclaim, “Our diversity is our greatest strength!”—even as racial, religious, and ethnic diversity are tearing nations to pieces.

Rejecting the commitment to a God-given equality of rights for all as inadequate, our government is engaged in the manic pursuit of equality of rewards, as it seeks to erect an egalitarian utopia that has never before existed. Less and less do we Americans have in common. More and more do we fight over religion, morality, politics, history, and heroes. And as our nation disintegrates, our government is failing in its fundamental duties, unable to defend our borders, balance our budgets, or win our wars.

How Americans are killing the country they profess to love, and the fate that awaits us if we do not turn around, is what Suicide of a Superpower is all about.

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8 thoughts on “PJB: Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?

  1. Kirt Higdon

    As someone who thinks that America and the world would be better off had the Confederacy won the war between the states (or better yet just been permitted to secede peacefully), my reaction to either the US losing super power status or even disintegrating tends to be “Dare we hope?”. Losing super power status and disintegrating are of course very different things, although I’ve certainly met people who I think would turn suicidal if the US was no longer “Number One”, so much is their sense of self-worth tied into the myth of American exceptionalism.

    Of course, the devil is in the details. A peaceful or relatively peaceful devolution of power along the lines of the Soviet Union and its empire would in my opinion be a good thing. A series of devastating civil wars, perhaps fought partially with nuclear weapons, would not. But keeping the present warfare/welfare empire is neither desirable nor possible and simply reforming it is probably also not possible. In the political sense I don’t call myself a conservative as there is practically nothing of the political status quo I am interested in conserving.

  2. Aaron

    The America of the founding Fathers has already committed suicide several times throughout its history. I’m no historian, but the Civil War and its aftermath, the mass immigration of the 19th century, Progressivism and the “proto-fascism” of the Wilson era, the New Deal, and the Civil Rights movement each transformed the country into something that people’s parents wouldn’t recognize. America’s multiracial future looks kind of bleak, and I’m as pessimistic as the next guy, but I’m not sure it will be any worse than the other suicides this country has committed in its past.

  3. Matt Weber

    Well it is quite depressing, isn’t it? I was talking with my mother, and we got talking about politics, and she asked me how i would fix the government’s budget were I supreme ruler. I said I would cut the military first, declare victory in Afghanistan and leave, declare victory in Libya and leave, cut the supercarrier force from 11 down to about 4, and close every military base in Europe, Japan, and the Middle East. Now who knows, one or more of these bases may not be able to be closed up for strategic reasons, but the real kicker is the economic one. The military spending is a huge jobs program, and places like Hampton Roads, VA would just shrivel up and die if the naval spending went away. Further, while some troops could be redeployed to the Mexican border, bringing all or most of them back home would entail a significant reduction in force. So there’s more people that are suddenly without a living.

    The sad fact is that none of this could ever be done, and everyone knows it could never be done, and all of the reasons that apply to military spending apply equally to any other remotely significant spending source you can name. So even though everyone knows that we can’t just keep going on forever like this, it appears that we will indeed just keep going on like this until it all just crashes, and we have no real choice in the matter due to how our systems work.

  4. Ravis

    “…the fate that awaits us if we do not turn around.”

    We can’t turn (and there’s no indication we would if we could). But we will crash. Then there’ll be the wreckage to sort out.

  5. Bill Gates

    internet / web/google: jesus

    jesus christ: fantasy of a man in the sky. who came down to earth…

    religion is for 14-15th century primative, voodoo ages…

    The Universe has billions billions billions of stars with Billions Billions Billions of galaxies……

    The Universe of space/time/energy has a man in the sky who sent his only son to save the world….. yes. no…

    do you believe this.. .are dumb enough to believe in tooth fairy, santa claus, batman, spiderman, thor, zeus, apollo, or great buffaloe in the sky???

    Religion is fantasy for the know-nothing idiots of the world….

    Religion is HOAX on world… good riddance… religion will die out in time… we will live in a post-religion world….

  6. hunghard

    “When it comes to god.i really tried to believe in a god who made us in his image and watches over us and cares for us. but as i get older and i look around this world…SOMETHING IS FUCKED UP!!! this is not good work.if this is the best god can do…I AM NOT IMPRESSED!!!!”- george carlin. i myself has had that god crap pushed down my throat.up my butt.all my life. i am tired of hearing about god and how he is gonna save us. HE’S THE ONE WHO MADE THIS EVIL WORLD and instilled this evil in us. im trying to see it in another light. maby that vindictive side of god is man made or misunderstood or crap. maby god IS all good. i dont know anymore.if god wants us to have faith in him and trust him. I feel he’s doing a SHITTY job,in letting the world fall apart. He’s not the one suffering. so why should he care? why should he hurry up and come to our rescue? Im getting closer and closer in believing that all this god stuff is BULLSHIT!!!! if there is a god who REALLY CARES!! then please show its self to me as well as the other humens on this planit.

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