Decline of the American empire – mini rant

Geez.

Between the Lou Dobbsification of America and the Bill O’Reilly as Culture Warrier, it’s no wonder more and more people inside and outside the USA are using this term (decline of America) or variations.

It’s become cool to act stupid. Watch reality TV. Listen to talk radio. Look broadly at pop culture these days.

Maybe I’m just becoming the dreaded old fart but I am increasingly baffled at the general level of discourse – mainly in the US but it always spills over the border north.

Maybe we need to rethink the notion of a border to keep some of America’s new ‘ideas’ out. They are worried about Mexican and Canadian people coming into their country. I’m increasingly worried about American ideas coming into ours.