To continue the grim drumbeat Chad has started earlier, this article by Peter Hitchens deserves notice. It's the most depressing, and accurate from a conservative perspective, detailing of the implications of the Obama/Democrat victory I've yet seen. Excerpt:
.... America had finally switched sides in a global cultural war. Forget the Cold War, or even the Iraq War. The United States, having for the most part a deeply conservative people, had until now just about stood out against many of the mistakes which have ruined so much of the rest of the world.
Suspicious of welfare addiction, feeble justice and high taxes, totally committed to preserving its own national sovereignty, unabashedly Christian in a world part secular and part Muslim, suspicious of the Great Global Warming panic, it was unique.
These strengths had been fading for some time, mainly due to poorly controlled mass immigration and to the march of political correctness. They had also been weakened by the failure of America's conservative party -- the Republicans -- to fight on the cultural and moral fronts.
They preferred to posture on the world stage. Scared of confronting Left-wing teachers and sexual revolutionaries at home, they could order soldiers to be brave on their behalf in far-off deserts. And now the US, like Britain before it, has begun the long slow descent into the Third World. How sad. Where now is our last best hope on Earth?
Just think, the above was written even before the Mark Ritchie supervised recount hands the Minnesota Senate seat to Al Franken for the next six years.
As John Derbyshire has been ending his weekly podcasts of late: we're doomed, doomed, doomed.
Suggested short term remedy for tonight: dark room, fireplace, Glenlivet, Chaconne in G Minor.