as walt kelly's laconic little possum once noted, "we have met the enemy, and he is us." so it goes.
this society is not slipping under the waves because the totalitarian wannabe's among us are so formidable. far from it, the whole roster of the "progressive leftists" who "lead" us to the leftist paradise are collectively pretty much a bunch of clowns. obama, reid, pelosi, ... , not a stalin or a lenin among them.
no, we are to become a branch of the european mollusk crowd not because our leaders are ruthless and indomitable, but because as a society we simply have proven not worthy of either spawning great leaders, or responding to them when they have flashed on the surface.
in short & in sum, we are becoming slaves because we are "fit" only to be slaves, content to have others rule us, and tell us what to do, in every feeble aspect of our existence, and without resistance. a warm house, plenty of television, a roof that doesn't leak, shoes that aren't too tight, and a little fat woman who is, and we are content.
to do anything we are told. we are fit to naught else.
john jay @ 02.28.2015
p.s. yes, that makes us, you and me, water-asses. put simply.