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I'm Aboard. Pull up the Ladder.

11.03.2005 10:31 | DISPATCHES

Entropy--the inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society--has long been the province of fiction and, recently, the liberal and progressive press. However, it's coming home to roost among the branches on high, where it was hatched.

This is made manifest in an extraordinary piece, kindly reproduced on Mike Ruppert's, titled "A Separate Peace: America is in trouble--and our elites are merely resigned" by Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan, who gained fame as a speechwriter for Reagan.

"I think there is an unspoken subtext in our [society]. . . unarticulated and even in some cases unnoticed, a sense that the wheels are coming off the trolley and the trolley off the tracks."

A decadent society may mean the fin de siecle and an unjust war signify the imperial reach of a nation that's peaked. However, coping with a federal budget that's mutated from well-adjusted to monstrous requires a psychotic split on our part. Beyond that, Noonan's article describes how the elite, the world in which she travels, is dealing with a society and economy being run into the ground.

"I have a nagging sense. . . that many of these people have made a separate peace. That. . . they consciously, or unconsciously, took grim comfort in this thought: I got mine."


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