Are Americans crazy? I say no. What we can see is mal-adaptive behavior. As previously mentioned the evolution of free markets and democratic systems, in terms of economics is of greater influence than the invention of the wheel.
What we are seeing worldwide are populations consumed and absorbed in instinctive behavior. The emergence of free markets and democratic principles changes the way mankind reasons intellectually. It does not change the adherence to instinctive behavior.
So, what human thoughts and behaviors with respect to politics and economics are caused by instinctive behavior and are not sourced in reasoning? Virtually all of them.
1.) It is deemed patriotic to enthusiastically, support whatever national initiative leaders come up with. It is deemed unpatriotic to do otherwise. This is exactly what a totalitarian system calls for. Following the leader like children like children amounts to volunteering for slavery. In mankind’s DNA, this is the path to follow. Thoughts change faster than the ability of DNA to adapt.
2.) A central authority is what determines what is truth and all who disagree are rejecting what is good. What modern censorship does is squelch independent thought with dialog deemed to be the only truth as it is spoken by those deemed to know, even though they don’t.
3.) All of citizens basic and most important decisions are made by whatever central authority they have at their disposal. Is that really mankind’s preference? It is not intellectually, but it is not the thinking brain which makes political decisions. It is the animal brain. Folks vote for this system over and over again.
These are only three of the mal-adaptive behaviors that are destroying the country. Any complete list would be longer than my arm.
So what we have is a huge gap between what the thinking brain can figure out and what the instinctive animal brain directs us all to do. Must we be herd animals? No we don’t have to be. The thinking brain can override the animal brain. If there is no thinking or thinking is discouraged, the animal brain gets its way all of the time. Americans are not thinking and those within the power structure are happy to have it that way. I will say that suffering activates the thinking brain.
The American mind set is such that what is right is deemed wrong and what is wrong is deemed right. The system is going to collapse because the American mindset is such that forward progress is not now possible.
Is there anything an individual can do? Personally, I can’t think of a thing. But we all must realize that we are in an every man for himself situation. It does make sense to assume this posture as early as possible.
Folks are wondering about why the stock market is still doing so well. The stock market is strong because it is not allowed to do otherwise. This will change. When it does, understand that there will be monumental heroic efforts to save it. This may include something like nationalizing parts of the tech industry so that all of the insiders lose little or no value.
Basically, our government actually actually is the group that governs our government and through our government governs us all. So are we dealing with a worldwide crime syndicate? Well, the New York mob never placed formal notifications that they were in existence and that crime was their business model. Just a few of the world’s richest citizens have more power and influence than all of the world’s governments put together. So, do we need to wait until the elite make a formal announcement, that they are they are functioning as a crime syndicate and plan on continuing? Or, do we go with what we see that is completely obvious to anyone with the courage to look?
So, that is it in a nutshell. Expect the worst and you won’t be disappointed.