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1/Today's @bopinion post is about America in decline, and what it means for ordinary Americans.…
2/Decline started with a bunch of little stuff that we learned to live with.

Like buildings and roads that took forever to build.…
3/Or ridiculous, insane hospital bills that we grew used to paying (or avoiding).…
4/Or huge pointless fees, like paying 6% real estate commissions when people in other countries were paying 2%.…
5/These were all small harbingers of our decline. We learned to grumble and put up with them.

Then came coronavirus. And suddenly, decline was no longer a small, gradual force in our lives. Suddenly it was at our very throats.…
6/This picture is an incredibly vivid illustration of a nation in decline.
7/Texans and Floridians are cowering in their homes for fear of a virus that their leaders refused to suppress, while Italians are walking the streets and eating in cafes again.…
8/But coronavirus is only one piece of American decline, I'm afraid.

Another is our brutal, lawless police forces.
9/Now we are hell-bent on accelerating our decline.

We're kicking out the skilled immigrants who are the absolute indispensable LIFEBLOOD of our high-value knowledge industries and scientific research supremacy.…
10/And we're probably going to let much of our university system -- Number 1 in the world, the tentpole of our high-value industries and scientific leadership and thriving college towns -- wither on the vine.…
11/We need to act to arrest this decline.

We need to act BIG.

And we need to act NOW.
12/Because if we don't, it's only a matter of time until the other shoe falls:


Maybe you haven't thought about the possibility of capital flight, or maybe you don't think it could ever happen here, but you had better worry about it.
13/Capital flight means investors deciding that Europe, Asia, Canada, etc. are better places to put their money.

Just one consequence of that would be a crash in the dollar, making it harder to afford the cheap imports that sustain our lifestyles.…
14/In order to keep capital in the country, the Fed would have to raise interest rates, choking off economic activity and creating stagflation.

Leaders -- especially idiots like the people who fumbled the coronavirus response -- would be tempted to impose price controls.
15/The endgame of capital flight is a Venezuela-style collapse.…
16/We're not near a Venezuela-style collapse yet, but we are DEFINITELY heading in that direction.

We need a big change of leadership right now. And more than that, we need a big change in our national consciousness.
17/If we do not accept the reality that our nation is headed in a disastrous direction, and the necessity of a huge effort and big changes to turn things around, we are in dire trouble.

Consider yourselves warned.

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