By the Editorial Board (LINK to editorial)
"Fixing Our Broken Water Systems""Our" water systems. "Our" children. "Our" country, "Our" history. "Our" values. "Our . . .
This "our" is a lie and deceit, and the root cause of America's intractable social and political problems, as it is of all other societies, organised by mercenary "patron states" deceitfully posing as nations, in order to legitimise themselves, their ruling elites and the immense power they wield and abuse.
Until we recognise and develop an understanding of this fundamental truth, "we" are a lost cause.
Every American has his or her OWN idea of what it means to be an American, of who "we", "us" and "our" relates to. If America's wealthiest one percent felt the urgent need to "fix our broken water systems", it would be done in a jiffy. But clearly, they don't. They have - for them - for important things to do, like maintaining their private yachts and planes.
Why does the Editorial Board not recognise this, but persist with the deceit of American nationhood?
Like the academics they look to as authorities in understanding society and the state, they are themselves well served by the state and status quo, and thus have a massive personal self-interest (subconscious more than conscious) in rationalising and defending its role, self-image (as a "nation") and ideologies (social, political, economic and ethical), on which the state bases its claim to moral and knowledgeable authority.
America, know thy self! What you are, and what you are not.
See BLOGS in which I elaborate on these ideas.