Is civilization approaching crisis mode?

Seeing Red AZ has occasionally shared a particularly enlightening column we’ve encountered with our readers — posting it under the headline, “Weekend Reading Guaranteed to Make you Smarter.”  Today we upgrade our previous description as we bring you the genius of favored columnist, Victor Davis Hanson, and his most recent commentary titled, “The Thinnest Veneer of Civilization.” Appearing on Townhall, it embodies sheer brilliance. Reading it is sure to raise knowledge levels and possibly our IQs. 


10 Responses to Is civilization approaching crisis mode?

  1. one who knows says:

    VDH is one of the brightest – bar none! We will, in the next year see EXACTLY what he is talking about in his post.

    The oft-maligned FARMER (usually portrayed as a bumbling dummy) now is only 1% of our population, but feeds us all.
    But soon their supply of fertilizer, insecticides, pesticides, seed and fuel will sharply limit their production.

    What percentage of us then will they feed?

    And when our homes are broken into by those searching for food, who will come to our aid? Better buy those guns and silver bullets now, and learn how to use them; soon it will be too late to obtain protection for your family.

    I do not watch the popular (wow!) TV shows about the ‘walking dead’, etc, but that may will come to pass in the relatively near future.

    The fast-approaching midterms will show us our future!

    Yeah, I’m just a dumb ex-farmer……

  2. Jack says:

    I saw the headline and thought it interesting. Wasn’t prepared for what I encountered. I’ve read Hanson enough to know he’s a historian and professor among other career pursuits, but this column details the twisted path America is taking as cities fall in line with liberalism. It’s enough to make us all commit to turning this debacle around, while there is still time.

  3. East Valley Conservative says:

    Former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo, was my initial encounter with a true conservative who first talked about illegal immigration‘s ultimate impact on the USA. He is memorable for many reasons, but I always remember this great statement: “If you want to call me a single-issue candidate, that’s fine, just so long as you know that my single issue is the survival and the success of the conservative movement in America.”

    • Longtime GOP PC says:

      Tom Tancredo was my early political mentor, though he never knew me. I heard him speak here in Phoenix at an event I attended with a friend and was amazed to hear what no other Republican politicians had ever dared say. His intelligence and the facts he discussed were more than impressive….they were persuasive. I became a conservative that evening, before I even knew what that concept fully entailed. I paid more attention, read more and found FOX cable news. I’ve never looked back.
      God bless Tom Tancredo.

  4. hoi polloi boy says:

    We all see what VDH describes.

    The question is “What is to be done about the mess our elitist dummies are putting us in?”

    At this point I’m not sure voting is the answer. Putting rational people in elected offices is a start but I don’t see a path to normalcy without violence. Hungry people turn into predators quite quickly and from there the peanut butter hits the fan. Be prepared.

    • Realist says:

      I sincerely hope you are making these statements out of frustration, which we all feel. Voting does matter, but we need intelligent candidates. Blake Masters based his entire early senate campaign on abortion. That is not everyone’s top issue, especially the senior citizens whose votes he needs. I read that national money was being withheld from his campaign. Master’s major focus should be inflation which negatively impacts ALL voters and the uncontrolled invasion of our southern border.

      • Frankly Speaking says:

        Another Great column by Victor Davis Hanson! It should be mandatory reading for all candidates. Facts need to tamp down inflated egos.

      • hoi polloi boy says:

        Masters’ campaign focus should be on Biden’s and Schumer’s lackey Uncle Fester who supports open borders and inflationary deficit spend. Fester is a hard core party line democrat who does not give a whit about Arizona or the US.

        As for frustration…I am am so far beyond that with insane issues like transsexuals and anthropomorphic climate change that I am in disbelief how far out the left is.

      • jojo says:

        I’ve been to several Masters events and there has been no emphasis on abortion. That would be Kelly’s stance since that and transgenderism are the only 2 topics the D’s have.

  5. Realist says:


    Masters’ heavy emphasis on abortion has been tamped down more recently when it was found not to play well with the majority of voters, even pro-life conservatives who see other matters, such as the economy and border as being more pressing. It was a campaign miscalculation that polls showed was costing him support. He appears to have wisely re-calibrated.

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