I missed this last month, but stumbled upon it over the weekend: another bridge collapse in our crumbling and decaying country:
An Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River in Washington has collapsed, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol said Thursday.
People and cars were in the water. <source>
I wrote about this three years ago (Dereliction Delay and the Wrong Priorities) and expect that these calamities will continue for the simple reason that American priorities have shifted during the last 50 years of Liberalism, in the wrong direction.
We used to be a nation of self-reliant, hard-working, moral people who would be offended and shamed by having to accept public assistance. We saved for the future and avoided excessive debt (in fact debt carried a serious stigma for many people: what they couldn’t afford to pay for, in cash, they did without).
Now, we crave the devastating twin-evil of instant gratification with no hard work — the free lunch in the extreme. And let’s not forget the growing monsters of envy and jealousy of successful people and indignation that the first-place-trophy is not given to everyone.
The cancer of Liberalism is in full bloom now, and if there is ever a museum of Liberalism’s greatest hits, the walls should be lined with bridge collapses from sea to polluted sea.