Despite writing what some have called the ultimate dystopian novel describing America’s future —a future that many see coming to pass with virtually every new headline coming out of Washington—Ayn Rand was never pessimistic about America’s future:
If America is to be saved from destruction [she said]—specifically, from dictatorship—she will be saved by her sense of life.
She made that observation forty years ago.
Now Mark Steyn thinks that sense of life will not be enough. If it even still exists. Read his Case for Pessimism. It makes for sobering reading.
Why should that matter to us, down here in EnZed? Because Ronald Reagan was right: If freedom is lost in America there will be no place to escape to; America is the last stand on Earth.