Nov 03

Suicide of a Superpower, by Patrick Buchanan ★★★★★

The prophet of doom and gloom waxes eloquent as he describes the many variables that will eventually lead to the downfall of America. Mr. Buchanan takes a very long and hard look at the many factors that have changed in society from the 1950’s when the USA was at its pinnacle of power to today, when even the smallest nations may do as they please contrary to the commands or wishes of the United States. In the course of the book, he has chapters that 1. first paint a picture of what’s going on, 2. describes our loss of faith in God and the break-up of our churches, 3. focuses in on crises within Roman Catholicism that is weakening their stand in the US, 4. the loss of traditional white values and cultures and replacement by a nation of minorities, each with their own subcultures, 5. the international failure of the West and Japan/China to have children leading to the poorest nations and Muslim nations to ascend, 6. details of how the quest for “equality” has been so muddled that its only result is an overall loss of freedom, 7. how diversity as an ideology is confused thinking and is absolutely contrary to unity, and how this so-called quest for diversity has destroyed much of American cultural infrastructure, 8. internationally how each autonomous group now desires autonomy and nationhood, causing massive destruction of many of the nation-states of the world, 9. more details on the loss of white America, but in particular, Buchanan focuses on how the Republican party has been painted as the “white” party, even though the Democratic party has been the most racist of the two parties, 10. a focus on foreign policy and how it’s failed us in the last 50 years, with an emphasis on our policy failure with NATO and the former Soviet Union and our need to get out of acting as the world’s defender. The last chapter is spent with Buchanan suggesting what we could do to restore hope to our nation. Buchanan spends much time 1. discussing the issues of import tariffs, of which he makes an excellent point that it is vital to balance our trade status with what our nations do to us, 2. elaborating how the illegal immigrant issue has eaten the heart out of America, though illegal immigrants tend toward a more conservative base than the liberal think-tank that fuels national policy, 3. hinting at how judicial activism in the supreme court has destroyed our true sense of freedom. There are only a few points that I would emphasize differently from Buchanan. Buchanan realizes the importance of national faith in the Christian God, yet fails to say that precisely, discussing instead our loss of community values and church-going. The Scriptures, in discussing the reason for the fall of Israel and Judah, have a stronger focus on the loss of personal morality and loss of orthodoxy among the religious elite. Buchanan notes that the Catholic church rose to prominence in the early 20th century, and then took a downward course in the 1960’s, blaming much of that downward course on the decisions of Vatican II. On this, I would disagree completely with Pat, since the American loss of faith started (as pointed out well by Francis Schaeffer) at the beginning of the twentieth century. The rise of Roman Catholicism in the 20’s to 50’s  represents more a loss of faith and placation of the conscience by providing an easy religiosity, rather than a shift back to Rome for more traditional values. For the most part, Patrick Buchanan gets most everything correct, and this is a book absolutely worth reading to understand what is happening and what will happen to our nation and the world at large.


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3 Responses to “Suicide of a Superpower”

  1. Uncle Dennis says:

    ” … even the smallest nations may do as they please contrary to the commands or wishes of the United States.”

    Hardly. That is, what they please to do is that which is in the interests of Them in Washington. (Notice I did not write “us”.) This is arranged by IMF loans and other forms of subtle but real pressure on developing countries. Now that the last two bastions of opposition to the globalists are being attacked directly – the Muslim Middle East and Africa – one can hardly say that any of the countries involved may freely do as they please – without consequences from NATO, that is.

  2. Third world nations (like Belize) wish for easy economic gain, and thus take loans from the IMF. Nobody forces them to do that. If they had any brains, they would avoid the IMF, but they don’t. It is like the “Occupy NY” gang, protesting the very people that gave them the loans that made it possible for them to be protesting. The solution is to close the IMF, but then third world countries would cry foul. I no longer believe that simplistic solutions that view the US as an oppressive regime have a clue as to the true nature of the problem. Things are far more complex, and the so-called oppressed nation probably has more to do to be oppressed than the “evil empire” bearing down on them. This, and other similar book reviews (see “Colossus”) suggest that there might be a positive virtue to the US playing some sort of empire-superpower role. Perhaps there is truth to that. At least Belize could then be controlled.

  3. Uncle Dennis says:


    It is not so complicated once you understand in some detail the nature of the Power Elite. They of course know that they can sucker govt leaders in these countries into taking the money from the IMF. This puts the leaders and the elitists in cooperation to sack the indigent farmers and taxpayers.

    It is not the U.S. government per se that is the source of evil but the Money Power elitists behind the scenes who control and use the UN, IMF, World Bank and Washington to carry out their plans of world conquest.

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