Toynbee concluded in his seminal work, A Study of History, that when the roads in Rome began to crumble, the republic had already fallen. It would be hard not to compare the deteriorating roads and aqueducts of Rome to the deplorable state of our own nation’s highways and morally bankrupt institutions.
In the most base of terms, our government officials have had no real intention of repairing and building our infrastructure for the last 40 years as a direct result of the takeover that occurred via the “long institutional march” of Frankfort school devotees. These “progressive” Marxists of critical theory are religious devotees to the cult of tearing down our nation and its institutions from the inside out in search of their own terrifying utopia. Thus, who cares about roads? Let us eat cake, for tomorrow we die.
As a powerful Western nation, our roads are, quite simply, an embarrassment to American ingenuity and progress and a red flag pointing to the institutional takeover of our country. In a February 2017 hearing in Washington, D.C., FedEx CEO Fred Smith told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that his company is using twice as many tires than it did two decade ago due to the condition of our roads. And it’s not just the state of the roads that are so worrisome. Our roads have not kept up with the increase in population, rendering economic and leisure travel a nightmare and our passenger rail system at least 50 years behind other developed nations. But perhaps most telling is that—like Rome—our deplorable transportation system is a harbinger of the state of our nation. The globalist facsists entrenched deep in government don’t care about corporations such as FedEx or about individual Americans. Rather, it seeks to uphold the broken system that has allowed our Rome to crumble.
And guess who is running the US. Secretary of Transportation? Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the same Bush-era neocon who was so ineffective in repealing Obamacare. Chao is a long-time Bush appointee and former U. S. Secretary of Labor. Despite the good press Chao received at her nomination, she served the neocons every year during the George W. Bush dynasty, a family who unabashedly announced that what was needed to achieve peace was “a new world order.”
So call me a skeptic, but I fail to see how appointing an entrenched bureaucrat who served under a died in the wool globalist president to head the Transportation Department is going to execute Trump’s ambitious $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Not only is Chao expected to implement Trump’s plan, she is going to oversee the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all which have military implications that affect our safety in the Motherland.
Our infrastructure has languished over the Bush and Obama years, and in this case, all roads lead to Washington barnacles bent on the atrophy of our highways and systems rather than making our country great again. It remains to be seen whether Trump can shake up a broken system and actually launch a successful infrastructure plan, but one thing is sure, roads, particularly Roman roads, were developed and maintained for the benefit of the state. This was true for the United States as well. General George Washington said in 1785 before coming president, “The credit, the saving, and convenience of this country all require that our great roads leading from one public place to another should be straightened and established by law . . . To me these things seem indispensably necessary.”
History is clear that when the state becomes so economically irresponsible and corrupt as to sell out its own interest, the fall of a great empire is near. The state of our nation’s infrastructure isn’t nearly as sexy to the alt-right as fighting Islamist and globalist, but it is surely the canary in the coal mind on the pulse and health of a nation.