How can a tennis match act as a proxy canary in the coalmine of America’s destruction? Bear with me……
As America’s top tennis player, Andy Roddick would have held the highest hopes for the nation achieviung a badly needed boost by doing well in this year’s tournaments. As such you’d expect rapturous support from him all over the US of A whenever he plays. But that didn’t happen this week in his match against Pablo Cuevas at the Miami Open. But then again, South Florida (and Miami in particular) is not longer really America, rather it’s the HOG, Hispanic Occupied America. In the match in question the crowd were rooting for Cuevas. Now had he been Mexican or Cuban I could understand it, as this is where most of the occupiers originate. And indeed it would not have told us much about societal breakdown. But Cuevas comes from Uruguay, a small South American country thousands of miles from Miami. From what I could saee there was only one Uruguayan flag among the seething mass of Cuevas’ supportrers.
Now here’s where the canary analogy comes in. The crowd were supporting Cuevas because he’s Hispanic. Against the white American. A powerful sense of Hispanic identity, one that's hostile to white American identity, has now taken a powerful grip in the country. And as we know from this research, and from real life experience, social capital goes out the window when a country is composed of different closely knit racial or religious groupings.
As Putnam (a liberal who was horrified by his research findings) said "People living in ethnically diverse settings appear to 'hunker down,' that is, to pull in like a turtle". They tend to "withdraw even from close friends, to expect the worst from their community and its leaders, to volunteer less, give less to charity and work on community projects less often, to register to vote less, to agitate for social reform more but have less faith they can actually make a difference, and to huddle unhappily in front of the television."
Yes, as Andy Roddick probably now subliminally realises, that's what's in store for America and the West in general.