So far we’ve talked about the beginning of America’s demise, turning our backs on God. We then talked about the middle ground, the transition to where we are today, the ideology of communism that has been around for centuries under many names. Today we’ll consider where we find ourselves today in America, 2013.Today in America we are picking the fruit of what Bob Dylan wrote about in the Sixties when he sang, The Times They Are A Changin’. We no longer live in the America the world knew as the planet’s only hope for freedom. The land that was home to immigrants from around the world, where dreams came true and we offered hope to a struggling world. No, we no longer are citizens of that country because it no longer exists.Why am I so certain of our demise? Because I learned on the battlefields of Vietnam that you survive by being real, by being a student of reality, not positive thinking. When you consider America’s current reality, we’re in a rubber raft with lots of holes people are complaining about. We’re also a few feet from going over Niagara Falls, and those holes are irrelevant. We’d best admit where we are and get ready for a big fall, no pun intended.Look around and see where you are, and you’ll see I’m right, we’d better be getting ready. Consider these eight landmarks most American’s have missed on our drift to the falls…1. America’s Lack of Financial Management: We live in a time of unprecedented national debt. We live in a time of unprecedented greed in public and private corporations. We live in a time where Congress and the President are both on an unsustainable spending spree with no accountability to the American people. There is no connection between job performance and keeping your job.2. America’s Lack of a Freedom Based Foreign Policy: We live in a time where America’s foreign policy no longer favors freedom based countries. We have turned our backs most notably on Great Britain and Israel. While opening our borders to China, Russia and a Muslim world that openly pronounces their intent to bring about the downfall of our country. And, while we are near bankrupt, we provide increasing funding to the Muslim world.3. America’s Rapidly Changing Demographics: We live in a time where the average American, the one who shares common values of freedom and responsibility, is rapidly being replaced by a new wave of immigration, both legal and illegal, that is transforming America into a Third World country. The demographic shift, without common values and a time for assimilation, is a toxic mix destined to explode.4. America’s Selfish Splintering of Special Interests: We live in a time of unprecedented selfishness. In the nineties, while I was working for one of America’s leading companies, we had a Black Employees Association. Today that same company has thirteen employee associations representing various ethnic groups. America is fast returning to a tribal society. We have Native American tribes, black tribes, Spanish tribes, gay tribes, women’s tribes, union tribes, hundreds if not thousands of tribes in Washington disguised as ‘lobbies’. We have sports tribes and political tribes and community tribes and our tribal chiefs make millions along the way. We have tribes within tribes. It is all unsustainable. There is not enough time or money to address all of these selfish issues.5. America’s Shift from Educating Leaders and Workers to Educating Followers and Dependents: We live in a time when our school children graduate high school and college with a philosophy based on saving the world from the bad American country they grew up in. Thanks to the shift in our schools, America is no longer producing students who desire to create things beneficial to others such as Microsoft, FedEx, Apple, Compaq and a myriad of household names, that while creating wealth, they created jobs and wealth for many. The majority of our graduates want to save the world with the government’s money. They have no idea that governments produce nothing but pages and pages of laws. America as it was founded is unsustainable at the present level of thinking of our graduates.6. America’s Shift From the Land of Opportunity to the Land of Entitlement: We live in a time where responsible voting has been replaced with selfish voting. The last election made it official that over half of America’s voting population would rather be taken care of than take care of their own lives. We no longer look at our country as a place that offers us the hope of doing whatever we choose. We look at it as the provider of whatever we think we need. A shocking number of Americans are being supported by the government and the current administration and Congress are heaping more unworked-for rewards upon them. That,, combined with an alarming number of illegal immigrants being provided free assistance with no accountability, and disaster waits in the wings. No country can sustain a society based on waiting for the next benefit to arrive.7. America’s Shift from Freedom of Speech to a Politically Correct Monopoly: We live in a time where the news media is controlled and the government is controlling. The so called mainstream news media began selling out towards the middle and end of the Vietnam War. Its demise is now complete. The government has increasingly been managing individual freedom of speech under the guise of hate crimes, hate speech and political correctness. We cannot sustain an open and free society without honest debate, agreeing to disagree and a media that will challenge those in charge. That is long gone in America.8. America’s Citizens have been Dumbed Down and Duped: We live in an America that has simply become complacent, numbed by our success while our water was switched for the Kool Aid of socialism. We live in a time where communication is reduced to 140 characters at a time, video games replace Cowboys and Indians and social interaction is over the Internet where we can all pretend to be someone we’re not. We live in a time where books are written to a 5th Grade level, and America’s kids score down around 25th by world standards. We’ve lost our sense of history, and our demise is in process as we speak.The demise of America is an unconscious conspiracy brought about by a growing ideology of a people that think that a central government is better at making decisions for you than you can for yourself. It has happened in small doses of change that increase over time, and as it gains critical mass, the speed picks up. Today, the fruits of that ideology are beginning to take recognizable shape, but only if you’re looking and know what to look for.In future articles we’ll examine what to look for and what it all means. What will the emerging America look like? You can’t imagine.