Now I can. I recently re-read Alan Caruba's blog post on the topic, and was struck by this passage:
In a recent Wall Street Journal column, Peggy Noonan took note of the present “American unease” saying the reasons for it were in some ways “deeper and more pervasive” than concerns of the current financial crisis. “Some are cultural. Here are only two,” she wrote. “Pretty much everyone over 50 in America feels on some level like a refugee. That’s because they were born in one place—the old America—and live now in another.” [Emphasis added - Ed.]
More than a 100 million Americans are over 50, a third of the nation’s population. Noonan said, “They hear a new culture out of the radio, the TV, the billboard, the movie, the talk show. It is so violent, so sexualized, so politicized, so rough. They miss the old America they were born into, 50 to 70 years ago.”
Indeed. And the cultural divide is now so wide that I fear we cannot and will not find common ground. A number of writers have recently started to speak of the inevitability of a bloody civil war in this country, in the near future. I find that I'm beginning to agree, as agonizingly painful as the idea is.
My faith and trust is in God, and in Him I will stand fast. But however the natural world goes, I fear it will not end well for the United States. There's a reason why the U.S. isn't mentioned in the 'end times' passages in the Bible.
May God have mercy on us.