Dunno, I have those two hidden. At some point ya gotta decide who's worth your time and who isn't. AFAIK it's something we do every day in meatspace. Nothing about someone choosing to hang around in Slashdot journalspace means one has to have them as friends. (Even if there's otherwise not many left to choose from.)
On your wondering, why would you that it could only be that? I believe it's both, that in some, rather significant ways I was indeed asleep in my 20's and 30's, or rather content and believing everything was fine and just living my life, and that the degradation of America in general and the inside communist threat in particular didn't just start when I finally woke up.
For example (!), the Snowden revelations broke in recent times, but then we started finding out that the illegal bulk government surveillance, on citizens and not terrorists, began not recently but started over a decade ago right after 9/11. You're not going to like this but, my position is that, in general, things are much worse than we know. As least that's been my experience. Same with computer (in)security. And lest you be confused, I'm not a Luddite, and don't wish to throw out that which I've made and still need to continue my career on. I'm just making a point; I'm not saying what should (or can) be done about it. That's perfectly valid; there's no rule that I'm not allowed to state a truth if I don't include an attached action plan with it.
p.s. No one can parse things like "the Anglosphere has a rounder wheel, and everyone else is out to deflate the tire thereof." You're very poetic, and incomprehensible.
p.p.s. I've seen that author a few times as a guest on FNC. I wish I had time to/could make myself feel like I have time to read political books (and not just my huge backlog of computer books). I wonder if that chap posits *why* (since I don't really need any help accepting the premises) non-Anglosphere cultures are out to deflate it.