America On The Road To Perdition

Originally posted on Politically Short:

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“Everything has changed and changed completely under your nose, the world you live in – your nation, your people – is not the world you were born in at all”, wrote Milton Mayer in They Thought They Were Free.

Quoting a German philologist, Mayer writes, “the forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed.”

Mayer continues, “now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves; when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed.”

New morals, new principles and new rules without responsibility even to god now exist today in America’s culture.

We have accepted things that we would not have accepted six…

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