Since November last year, there has been a rapid onset of confusion within the US, among both pundits and public.
Some hated war-monger Hillary, so they voted for Trump because he was not Hillary - he seemed to be anti-war and said he would drain the swamp. But now he has sent troops into Yemen and Syria, while giving Goldman Alumni and other lobbyists free-reign in his cabinet. WTF!
Others hated Trump because of his long history of association with the mafia, multiple failed businesses and bankruptcies, and because he is ... well .. Donald Trump! Surely the American people could never elect such a creature to be their leader on the world stage!
It is as if the USA was someone at a party, thinking they are the most beautiful one there ... then turn towards a mirror and see Donald Trump smiling back at them!
Confusion, fear and uncertainty are everywhere: US Stock Markets; Cuba; the Black community; Robotics industry; and of course, within the immigrant community.
One aspect of this confusion is the failure to discriminate. A Republican friend of this Blog detested Trump before his election, but now defends him (and his character) - because he is the President.
People seem to have become more tribal, feeling that they must blindly support their own team, right or wrong. That failure to discriminate leads to supporting our troops because they are our troops, even as we ask them to commit war crimes.
It used to be the proud boast of the US that it is a great big melting pot - meaning that it welcomed and assimilated people from many different cultures. Unfortunately the melting pot has become a vehicle for conformity - building a mono-culture which is suspicious of those who do not conform. Witness the recent attacks on an Indian and a Sikh - one shot dead the other wounded - both told to get out of the country.
Despite the massive evidence of the beneficial effect of immigration to the welcoming country, isolationism is on the rise. This reaction against diversity is a major threat to population survival, and can lead to inbreeding. The British Royal Family has known for years about the importance of bringing in fresh blood (Diana, Catherine) in a sometimes forlorn effort effort to maintain sanity. But the danger extends beyond individuals to communities and corporations.
We just have to look at the way our major industries inevitably become monopolistic. There are typically just three or four main corporations feeding off their lesser competition, clients and communities, all the while devouring their own human resources. No longer fit for purpose, they have become psychopaths, committed to their own well-being at the expense of the larger human community.
This lack of fitness in populations is known as 'inbreeding depression'. Common symptoms of depression are angry outbursts, irritability, trouble thinking and/or concentrating. Listen carefully to the language used in the US media, both main-stream and the on-line community, and you will find examples of all these.
Perhaps a more accurate diagnosis might be Delirium Tremens, otherwise known as the DTs and characterized by a rapid onset of confusion!
Yes that's it - the US is suffering from the DTs!!
Posted by Nicholas Moore 10:47:43 pm