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Americans! My Compatriots!

Americans! My Compatriots!

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Published by Michael Drew Prior
This is a plea that Americans will suspend their overly high opinion of themselves, face the reality of the effect they are having in the world, and make huge reforms of their social, foreign, and environmental policies.
This is a plea that Americans will suspend their overly high opinion of themselves, face the reality of the effect they are having in the world, and make huge reforms of their social, foreign, and environmental policies.

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Published by: Michael Drew Prior on Jul 26, 2013
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Americans! My Compatriots!I hate to say it--but we are a deluded people.We want goodness. We want enlightenment (mental light).We’ve got--and spread--leagues of darkness.In the darkness, we do not see that we are in darkness.Many of us think that our nation has long been been anextraordinarily noble nation and beacon of light to allhumanity, and that our nation is so today. Maybe with somesmall lapses, but on the whole, noble!That is a terribly egotistical assessment, based on
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pride,
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ignorance that thinks that it knows,
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limited vision,
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distortions,
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lies,
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propaganda,
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mass psychology,
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our naturally high opinion of ourselves,
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and our unwillingness to consider our own limitations.The problem is, as long as the people of the nation think thatthe nation is so exceptional, they will not make the difficultreforms that are so pressingly needed--and we will continue toleave an ugly trail of death and destruction in our wake. I’mtalking about many many thousands of good people broken,shattered, crushed.

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