Dennis Prager often trades with Joe Soucheray as my 2nd favorite talk show host. He is incredibly intelligent, goes way further into the rabbit hole than the superficial skimming Sean Hannity does, and crafts his shows meticulously.
He is also incredibly dangerous.
The reason I say Dennis is incredibly dangerous is because he (albeit unintentionally) conveys hope to people where there is none. Specifically when he references his book "Still the Best Hope - Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph" during his show where he is typically suggesting people still have hope for America, invest in America, and believe in America. And while this is nice and what many of us would like to believe, it unfortunately just isn't true.
America and to a larger extent, Western Civilization, has seen it's zenith and is now barreling its way down to 2nd and 3rd world status. With government debt approaching 110% GDP, economic growth half of what it used to be, and with unfunded commitments and liabilities running at 10x's our annual economic production, it is economically and mathematically impossible for this debt-ridden sloth of a country to ever achieve, let alone deliver on whatever hopes Mr. Prager claims it has the potential for.
But the real reason there is no hope in America is not so much its already-handicapped economy; it's what has always determined whether a country is great or pathetic - it's people.
In nearly every aspect of the country you see a decay in the quality and caliber of the people that make up the US.
A younger generation so steeped in leftist indoctrination they voted in a guy who has done nothing more than mortgage their futures. These same kids also naively believe majoring in philosophy or Hate-White-Male-Studies is going to land them a job. And they're so unforgivably ignorant in terms of economics NONE of them are capable of supporting themselves financially, let alone know the basics of public finance (oh, and BTW, this is the generation Prager is pinning his hopes on to "save" the country).
The youth are not the only culprits. Gen X, now thoroughly in what could be considered "parenting age" are failing miserably at that. With divorce rates no different than their parents' generation, we are ensuring the young are dropped off in daycare, raised by the state, alienated from their parents, and are even going to be more inept and incompetent than the adult children that populate our colleges today. But at least Gen X women are empowered.
Of course, who can forget the parasite generation known as the baby boomers? Not only are they parasitical in terms of the resources they will consume via social security and medicare, but the also in their absolute abysmal failure to lead the country. Be it the housing bubble, the government debt crisis, the education bubble, you name it, every major financial and economic problem we have today was done under the reign and leadership of baby boomers.
And hey, let's not forget the newcomers to this country. Why we'll let anybody in. Don't want to learn the language? Sure, come on in! Don't want to work for a living? Sure! Come on in! Want to leave your crappy country, but continue practicing your crappy traditions that made your country crappy in the first place, foolishly thinking just because you're located on a different part of the globe everything will be better? Come on in! And make sure to out-breed the productive members of society because you still haven't learned the concept of income per capita.
Naturally, the result has been predictable. As the quality of humans drops, so does the culture.
Miley Ray Syphilis is on the stage and not Doris Day.
"Black Box" and "Sex and the City" is on TV and not Hogan's Heroes.
"Figgityfoe and His Two Bitch Ho" album outsells Duke Ellington.
And any inferior culture is deemed superior to American Culture simply because it is not American.
Success is failure.
Beauty is ugly.
Excellence is criminal.
Now, are you going to tell me, with all of the decay, all of the corruption, all of the idiots, and all of the just plain evil, you're going to invest in this kind of country?
While Dennis' intention is absolutely noble, honorable, and well-intentioned, unfortunately anybody who follows his advice and decides to tie their anchor to America is going to ruin their one and finite lives. And thus nearly every channel of investing in America is pointless.
Want an education in the US? You're nuts. 50% of your tuition money goes to unnecessary pre-req classes to keep worthless professors employed. And what classes remain will still have a leftist slant berating you for daring to be white, male, or aspiring to succeed. That's when they're not too busy shoving bogus sexual assault statistics down your throat and accusing you of whatever variant of privilege you're unaware you have. And the final parting gift is a crippling level of debt sure to ruin the rest of your life.
Want a career in the US? You're foolish. There are no jobs here, and there CERTAINLY is not the economic growth needed to provide something as unicorny and mythical as a "career." And heaven help you if you dared to exercise your freedom of speech in the past, as your employer (now thoroughly corrupted into totalitarian leftist thought) will fire you with impunity.
Want a family in the US? You are insane, especially if you're a man. The women are spoiled, entitled, obese and divorce-prone. The schools are there to separate you from your children. And if you have the intellectual temerity and honor that most Pragerites have, you will likely raise your child with a decent work ethic, which will only serve to make them hosts for the parasites of lesser parents they will suffer and serve under.
Want a house in the US? Too bad, you can't own a house. OH sure, they'll say it's yours and give you a deed. But in the end all you've managed to do was buy a perpetuity liability where you promise to pay (ever increasing) property taxes to the state.
And all of this under an ever-increasing public debt, declining economic growth, and increasing hostility towards conservatives, libertarians, and otherwise noble and successful people.
No, for anybody with an ounce of temerity or a desire to enjoy a happy and successful life, you'd be wise to ignore Prager's advice and look for greener pastures. Not that he's a bad man, he's just a man from a bygone era hopelessly in love with an idea that is no longer tenable for younger generations.
Enjoy the decline.