Saturday, February 11, 2012

RESPONDING TO A/V Booth Morris Berman and the Decline of America


I agree with much of his general analysis. 

What he gets wrong is that the THE CULTURE HE DESCRIBES DOES NOT PERMEATE MOST OF AMERICAN SOCIETY.
Americans are lazy; but when you wake them up, particularly when they are young, most of them have GOOD CORE VALUES and want to do the right thing.

They are just as trapped in the system as everyone; but, they are often more open to acknowledging it.
I think this is a relatively recent development that stems directly from the dispossession of almost an entire generation; and I do mean at least 10 years of students.

I have years of experience on this issue. College students have struggled to find professional jobs for years; when found, professional jobs were mostly in finance, housing and insurance. 

Those bubble-jobs have burst. 

Many students never even got to participate in the bubble, except through their role as debt-burdened, over-tapped, under-employed consumers.

So many young people are seeing that there are few jobs, and most of the jobs that are available will keep them just above the official poverty line.

They don't want to acknowledge it, but the message is sinking in.

Disillusioned young people need guidance to avoid reproducing the warlike nature of the culture in their own resistance.

I've found a site I'll investigate for some suggestions on how to affect change aggressively, but with NO violence.

We have to believe in change or we will have even more genocide.

TIME IS RUNNING OUT




1 comment:

  1. Majia, I just want to congratulate you on great insight into what ails us. I still believe the USA is a great country, we need to get our mojo back.... we need to get our constitution back.

    The answer is-----200 years of case law....throw them all out. NOW all cases will be decided based upon a direct interpretation of written law. If it is not clear enough, than it shall be re-written to be clear English.

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