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  •  My wife is right. (3+ / 0-)

    The U.S. is insane, much as Germany was during Nazism. That's not to say that it's the same insanity (I'm not vying for a Godwin here) but rather that the U.S. has become unhinged.

    - We don't bat an eye at massacres in grade schools
    - We're unmoved by toddlers shooting toddlers daily
    - We consider regular invasions of other nations to be sensible
    - We are unimpressed by the human costs of economic collapse
    - We have discarded the enlightenment as a project
    - We are ignorant of human history and proud of the fact
    - We're happy having the globally highest incarceration rate
    - We buy a new everything more or less every year
    - We don't think much about our survival as a species
    - We don't expect our government to make policy
    - We don't imagine that policy has any purpose
    - We believe ourselves to be immortal and above nature's laws

    Another way to put it is that we are completely maladaptive/maladapted for our environment at this point. Natural selection has no reason not to select us out.

    The only reason we're still here is inertia: the work of previous generations in reproducing and in building society, on whose wheels we continue to coast, even as we try very hard to destroy these.

    We are a society with a deep, pathological suicide wish, both collectively and as individuals.

    As someone that is deeply connected to a number of communities abroad, I can't tell you how insane they think we are. America has, by the perceptions of family in Europe and Asia in a dozen or more nations, gone completely off the rails and has no hope for a future.

    They're just hoping we don't take the rest of the planet down with us, as we undoubtedly have the power to do—a deadly and species-ending state of affairs given how insane we have become.

    -9.63, 0.00
    "Liberty" is deaf, dumb, and useless without life itself.

    by nobody at all on Mon May 06, 2013 at 10:10:30 PM PDT

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