Is America today a society in denial ?
With all that is going on today, with mass killings, fiscal cliffs, ineffective government, I I asked myself are the great majority of those in America in fact in denial to the gravity of our situation? Not truly having the answer myself,I did some research till I came up with some possible explanations to my question.
"Rather than freedom being the highest value sought by most, it is their deepest and most abiding fear. So much so that they can't even envision it."
It is very hard in these times to fully understand what freedom really means. As is also asking, in what direction is it heading? I ask are we in denial? After doing some research trying to understand where America is at and in what direction are we headed towards. I have found that we are in denial.
American denial has caused an epidemic dysfunctional confusion. The delusion that our own self identify is equivalent with the "collective will" of society; which, in turn is synonymous with the government and its policies, is a sociopathic sickness. The antisocial behavior of the STATE demonstrates all the characteristics of a profile of a sociopath. Apply the top five to the demeanor of government: Glibness/Superficial Charm - Manipulative and Conning - Grandiose Sense of Self - Pathological Lying - Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt. We are all taught what we should believe about government; but only the fool, the liar or the delusional accepts that our - self-owned entity - benefits from the force and coercion that the State demands upon us.
Currently, the national mood is absorbed in the illusion that Americans are at risk and that they are in danger from terrorists abroad. While reality demonstrates that enemies of Americaare plentiful, the disconnect that their veridical hatred is focused upon the U.S. Government and its policies, is concealed. Vast numbers of Americans feed their denial that they are the target of madmen; while they seek comfort in the fallacy that support for the WAR Party will make them safe. The force and coercion that the government imposes upon you, under the pretext that it is necessary and protective, diminishes your safety as it destroys your Liberty. The utter fraud of national security policy, seeks only to preserve the government, no matter how much harm it inflictes upon citizens.
Now the question is :
So why do so many misguided flag-waving zealots rally to a jingoistic cause? Kocher provides the answer: "We now live in a society where many people no longer want or value freedom. Personal freedom and the responsibility that goes with it are abrasive intrusions or demands upon a crippled self-absorbed internal state."
This statement is very hard to digest. Everything I read on a day today bases, Hear on the radio or see on the TV would SEEM to say quite the opposite. But further reading tends to argue differently this statement
"American Denial" prevents the admission that U.S.policies only benefit the government. Their own personal delusional perceptions are interchangeable with a phony litmus test, judged by their support for State illusions. The thought of exercising the Freedom to think, criticize, condemn and resist is far too disconcerting to the sheeple. They view their own self worth as an adjunct of an abstract deception; while, the true motives of the government are to control society and all individuals, using force and coercion. Both Englandand Kocher have it right. The association between an individual and an infinite entity denotes a relationship; and the reluctance or unwillingness to exercise freedom and responsibility, allows the government to implement force and coercion.
"Eternal Vigilance" is no longer enough to preserve Liberty. Sound mental health, appreciation for your own self worth, trust in the integrity of reality and the courage to do battle with the forces that seek to delude your own dignity are all necessary to win this struggle. America is NOT the Government. When policies are dishonest they must be opposed. When officials are depraved they need to be removed. And when your neighbor demands your allegiance to a corrupt government, it is your duty to confront his delusion.
We can no longer afford to be silent in the face of "American Denial".
We now must beg to ask the question. Who in fact is the government? Is it as it is defined and written in our Constitution? Or is it more complex then that? How big a role are corporations and the media playing in our government? Is it truly our government or is it all just one large illusion?
While politicians of both major parties loudly promise "change," the blunt reality is that no establishment politician, no matter how eloquent or seemingly sincere, will alter the country's basic direction. That's because for many years America's political, cultural and intellectual life has been systematically skewed to serve alien interests, and in accord with ideological principles that are divorced from reality.
In our motion pictures and television, in classrooms and textbooks, and in government, powerful interests have -- for their own self-serving reasons -- imposed a false and harmful portrayal of society and of history. As a result, our nation can neither understand itself nor direct its sight clearly toward the future.
The country's political, cultural and intellectual leadership -- both liberal and conservative -- denies social reality and ignores the historical record, and therefore inevitably betrays the interests of the people, leading America down a path that means ever greater anxiety and ever more rapid decline.
The leadership of both major parties, along with the mainstream media and the educational establishment, support and relentlessly promote an egalitarian-universalist ideology, an outlook of wishful thinking divorced from reality that refuses to acknowledge the most elementary truths of society, of heredity, and of history. In accord with our leaders' illusory principles and unrealistic policies, American society is rapidly becoming ever more confused, divided and disordered.
Whether Republican or Democrat, our political leaders lack candor, an informed view of history and the world, and a reality-based vision of the future.
The crying need in our nation today is candor, courage and truthfulness -- not childish slogans, simplistic nostrums, or wishful thinking about a mythologized past or a utopian future, presented by media personalities who are little more than entertainers.
The great English writer George Orwell once said that in an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act
I wish I had the answer to the question. Is this all an illusion? Do we in reality have a true say in our government? Are our elected official really working for us or are we working for the? We are in troubling times. A nation that looks totally divided when looking from the outside in. Will we? Can we, continue this course we seem to be on?
Are we in denial to everything happening to us today?