I have read some delusional commercialized pop-culture Americana mass marketing about white picket fence homes and automobiles, and I read first person stories about individuals who believed in that.
But when I read the article below, I was touched with my warm memories of family relatives, and neighbors with different skin colors helping each other.
Individuals who may not be aware of the U.S. empire hierarchical structure controlled by dynastic families, monarchs, and secret societies.
Indeed my neighbors may not know about the Silent War and the fraudulent debt based fractional reserve banking system that is the foundation for the world hegemony.
My family relatives and neighbors may not be aware this is the Age of Deception.
Even so, my family relatives and neighbors want the wars to end, they want an end to mass surveillance where institutions stop invading their personal privacy.
They see corruption, burdensome taxation, never ending war, militarized police, terrorizing news, invasion of privacy, mortgage foreclosures, and they see this as a crisis.
In short, they want to be Free, and that was the real American dream. ~Ron
The Empire versus Little America
Former Arkansas Sen. William Fulbright said in 1967, “The price of empire is America’s soul, and that price is too high.”
War, expansion, the maintenance of a large standing army: these corrupt a country, as poets from James Russell Lowell to Wendell Berry have tried to tell us. The Vietnam or Iraq War may level villages across the sea but back home, in our villages, they unleash an insidious poison, too. They make our places less liveable. From the pit of the Cold War Edmund Wilson, the Sage of Boonville, New York, lamented that “our country has become today a huge blundering power unit controlled more and more by bureaucracies whose rule is making it more and more difficult to carry on the tradition of American individualism.”
And the love which sustains this Little America is reasserting itself. At farm markets. In community-supported agriculture. Home-schooling. The reflorescence of regional literature. Something is happening and Mr. Jones — or Mr. Obama, or Mr. Romney — doesn’t know what it is. Wendell Berry calls this new decentralism a “redemptive” movement, though he acknowledges that “in terms of standing and influence [it] is hardly a side at all. It doesn’t have a significant political presence. It is virtually unrepresented in our state and federal governments. Most of its concerns are not on the agenda of either major party.”
But it’s out there. And a mind-our-own-business, stay-out-of-foreign-wars, love-what-is-nighest-unto-you ethos is part of this emerging decentralist spirit. The Little America is waking up. And it is fertile territory in which to plant the flag of peace.
Read Full: The Future of Freedom Foundation (fff.org)