America isn't an evil empire
by, 12-02-2011 at 10:39 PM (428 Views)
America isn't an evil empire.
It is a largely isolated society, isolated by geography, history and its culture. It is continually being agitated with stories that to the rest of the world are preposterus, yet it can somehow believe. Then, seems more than willing to send its own kids, paid for out of its own pockets, to fight and die in far away lands for causes they don't understand and which don't matter to them at all.
America is a perfect example of collective insanity. A notion that is often dismissed by psychologists but which social observers understand well. An indication of how serious this is is that any disagreement from the standard view is met with automatic rebuff, generally accusing the questioner of being in league with the enemy. During the Communist era, for example, any disagreement was a sign of being a communist. Even now, few dare even indicate some of the more obvious flaws in 9-11 and the aftermath.
It's so utterly sad. Americans are, generally, some of the most generous, welcoming people anywhere. Yet they seem more than ready to accept almost any postulate, without question, and send yet more sons to die overseas.
The real problems will start when the American people eventually wake up and realise they've been suckered so badly.