Chronicles readers might assume President Obama and his administration favor open borders. Not true. From an actual news story in the Wall Street Journal: “Mr. Kerry repeated demands that Russia-backed separatists pull back their troops and heavy weapons and that Moscow seal its side of the border.”

It’s part of the dissolution of what used to be America that the putative government of “We the people” is less concerned about our own actual, porous borders than with the border on the other side of the world of the Ukraine, which most Americans can’t distinguish from the UK.

It’s not just the Obama regime. It’s Republicans in Congress, who are obsessed with baiting the Russian bear and its 10,000 nuclear weapons in a way no Cold War president would have done to the old Soviet Union. That’s because our congressmen, brainwashed by the Neocons, don’t know the difference between a nuclear-tipped chiliastic communist regime and a broken-down semi-czarist regime trying to keep its backyard from being occupied by NATO. Which treaty organization, by the way, existed only to defend against the Soviet Union, which no longer exists.

Meanwhile, Obama actually said this to about the borders he’s sworn to defend, but leaves wide open: “Over the long term, I’m pretty optimistic, and the reason is because this country just becomes more and more of a hodgepodge of folks. People are getting more and more comfortable with the diversity of this country, much more sophisticated about both the cultural differences but more importantly, the basic commonality that we have.”

Actually, it “just becomes more and more” like Ukraine, Syria, the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan and other “hodgepodge” areas America keeps invading to impose a “basic commonality” with guns and drones.

And the Republican leadership in Congress isn’t doing anything to stop the Balkanizing influx. Using a vulgarity, House Speaker John Boehner Wednesday insisted Senate Democrats “get off their” behinds on immigration. Apparently he forgot that Republicans now control both houses of Congress and can simply refuse to pass a budget that doesn’t build an effective border fence and deport adequate numbers of those who have broken our border laws.

That’s the real reason the American Empire will end, not with a whimper, but a bang. The troops will be brought home to quell the strife brought about by all that “diversity.”