America is the new Carthage and it must be destroyed

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Friends, Romans and Countrymen lend me your ears.*

We are faced by a city-state so evil, so inimical to our way of life so opposed to our very being that there can only be one alternative. We must burn it. The first brave man over the walls will receive the coveted Corona Muralis. We must level its dwellings, put torch to its crops, tear up its roads and sow its fields in salt so that they never produce sustenance again. Except that we can’t. Cato The Elder’s solution won’t work for us. It’s tough to burn down a metaphor

Carthago is just about every city in the United States of Amerika. When the Carthaginians sought the favor of their evil gods they burned their children. By sacrificing babies to the Baals they believed they could put off the anger of a hateful cosmos one more day. When we irrationally claim everyone and everything is equal, we end up sacrificing our children to that fundamental logical contradiction. When we, the smart ones, are ruled by the Liberal ones are too butt-stupid to recognize A=A≠B, we should not recoil in shock when only one student in five in Detroit, MI graduates high school in a timely fashion.

Carthago lives on in every corrupt, amoral and incompetent political factotum who claims to rule on behalf of the people. The Carthaginians are the detestable cowards in the Alabama State Legislature that knuckled under to the Teachers’ Unions and eliminated a challenging graduation exam. Now Alabama high schools look better on paper than those in Detroit, MI.**

The Carthaginians rule in Flint, MI. We advise you not to drink the water if you prefer that your blood stream not include legionella bacterium. Flint, MI proves that there are even easier ways to propitiate The Evil One than just tossing babies on the bonfire.

The city, in an attempt to save money, planned to stop buying water from Detroit and sign up with a regional water system; in the interim, it was getting its municipal water from the Flint River, which is as much a garbage dump as it is a body of water. Residents complained that the water smells of chemicals, that it isn’t the right color, etc. Children’s lead levels are dangerously high, and an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease may also be linked to city water. The city knew about this, and did approximately nothing in response until the problem was well advanced.

The “adults” in Flint, MI are heavily represented amongst the ranks of Hamilcar Barca’s Carthaginian marauders as well. They’ve voted to drink the same municipal hemlock for the past 84 years. And what did the MI state government do? Jack. And our EPA – the wielders of Gawdallmiddy !SCIENCE!, what did they do? They made like Barack Obama and sought a legal opinion.

In Amerika, you can’t just barge in there and prevent innocent children from being turned into lead poisoned retards until you’ve crossed all the I’s and properly dotted the t’s. There’s a bureaucratic procedure to all these things. The government SJW is always here to save you until there is an actual dragon to fight. This is because they care only about getting the power. Using it to do their jobs and assist the people dipped in viscous, bloody immiseration is a laughable afterthought to them all.

So what is to be done and to who do I sadistically do it? The anger over the world I see before me on today’s Drudge Report blinds me. As the red haze clears and my vision returns I realize the sordid, disarming truth. Hannibal no longer camps outside the gates. His armored personnel carriers might as well be doing donuts on the White House Lawn. We are a lost and fallen people until we cease and desist from supporting and forgiving our destroyers. Sans the sanction of the victim, the Baal worshipers are exposed as malignant.

You cannot look upon the Modern American City and still believe in equality. If all people are equal to the current Mayor of Flint, MI, I’d probably better stay away from the mirror. If all CEOs are equal to the ones running General Motors, say hello to Mr. EBT Card. If we all just shut up and accept equality, we all become the Carthaginians. Somewhere a smug and contemptible Baal stands laughing while wreathed in flames. Somewhere in the wilds that lone last fighter for freedom says the words that terrify us all: “Delenda est Carthago!”.


*-$50 interest free would be nice also…

**-How ironic. I’ll bet half of the people included in the New and Improved Graduation Rates™ can’t even read what’s written on the nicer-looking paper.

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Jonathan Peter Wilkinson

JPW works as an Operations Research Analyst. This line of work has trained him to view the world in a systemic fashion. In solving the System Identification Problem of modern society, he discovered that the system was not truly designed to make us happier or more successful. Secondly, an unflinching evaluation of the ongoing outputs of the current system show its marked decline in quality and success.

8 thoughts on “America is the new Carthage and it must be destroyed”

  1. An d stop conflating oligarchical collectivism with Democracy.

    Flint has its problems because the Democrats took over and chased out the decent, competent people. FLint has this problem because the labor unions and the regulators screwed up the Auto industry. This is the Usual corrupt Democratic political machine at work, coupled with the Socialism of the New Deal. It is not Democracy. You might as well blame organized crime on Democracy.

    Stuffing ballot boxes, bribery and agitprop do not make a democracy, they make a dictatorship.

    1. Flint has its problems because the Democrats took over and chased out the decent, competent people.

      This always happens in democracy. That’s the point. Cause and effect: we create democracy, and as a result, something different appears. Every time. That means you have to be insane to select democracy.

    2. A classic “No True Scotsman” Fallacy if I ever read one. America (before demotism turned it into Amerika) designed the most rigorous and incorruptible Democracy ever. It still got corrupted. I suppose you could argue that it wasn’t the Platonic Ideal of Democracy, but what you once had in the US was the best ever. It still failed.

      Demonstrate the new model that would be better, and we’d all love to read the plan. But until then, this is what Democracy truly is. A famous NFL Head Coach told a locker room full of whinging players “You are what your record says you are.” This is where Democracy is at.

      1. America (before demotism turned it into Amerika) designed the most rigorous and incorruptible Democracy ever. It still got corrupted.

        And this was after great pains were taken to try to limit the possibilities of corruption. Our “checks and balances” are widely praised for how fair and reasonable they are, and yet within even a few decades, that government had run itself into insanity too.

  2. The United States was founded as a republic of laws, and not a democracy. Under democracy, fifty-one per cent. of the people impose their will on the other forty-nine percent.

    There can be few things as poisonous as the idea of: ‘the greatest good for the greatest number’.

  3. I didn’t really read into the article that the author was trying to defend democracy. Perhaps I missed something but, I thought the whole “how can you destroy an idea” statement summarized his agreement with the majority of readers to this site.

    1. There’s not much on offer by Democracy in the US right now. I’d say it’s at least 33% likely to collapse in some meaningful way during the coming nominating convention or Presidential Election.

      Democracy truly faces an unmanageable crisis when the elites and the people they rule over are at a point of irreconcilable differences. That is when the elites try to defraud the democracy or the people try to disempower the elites. The end result of that clash is generally a more authoritarian state.

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