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Response to libtodeath (Original post)

Sat Mar 10, 2012, 09:16 AM

3. It is not just wing nuts

 

Many Americans cling to the American myth, which includes Exceptionalism. The idea, and it is mythical, that we are the city on the hill, and all that is part of the Imperial credo.

Yes, the US has done great things, it's contributed to the world in positive ways. Like Rome, England and Spain, oh I forgot the Netherlands and the Middle Kingdom, we have this believe that God selected us (or the gods). Empires cling to this well after the end has come. And like other empires in history we are destined to go down in power, and become a second tier power. The process will be very painful, especially for those who cling to myth and not history.

This is also the reason why many dirty bits of American history, like oh food riots during the 1930s, or the Harlan County War, are rarery found in textbooks. They are contrary to the myth.

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