Monday, February 15, 2021

Paul Craig Roberts Reacts To My New Book.

He wrote the review (as well as corrected some minor style and content issues) and here it is. 

The United States isn’t a nation any longer. It is a collection of peoples without a country.  A nation requires a unifying spirit of the people, and the United States has no such unifying spirit.  Martyanov observes that there is nothing in common between a white WASP farm worker from Iowa, a Jewish lawyer from Manhattan, and a black rapper from the Bronx. They view the world, America and their place in it differently, and those visions are irreconcilable.  Martyanov writes that “today, the United States is not a nation, certainly not in the traditional sense of having a dominant ethnic nationality, while the foundational American meme and myth of a ‘Melting Pot’ has turned out to be exactly that—a myth. America’s many ethnicities have not been assimilated to form a single nation, but rather are more aptly regarded as a salad bowl” of divergent interests. America is a tower of Babel standing on the shaky ground of Identity Politics. Such a multicultural diverse country does not have a national interest because unity is absent.  A house divided cannot stand.

You can read the whole thing if you follow the link. One of the main questions which I must answer here, being myself a Russian. Do I experience even if fleeting sense of schadenfreude, granted people who run America fully deserve it? My answer is no for several reasons:

1. I remember a different America which was still free, in a sense we perceive liberty;

2. It is my home, for crying out loud, how can I enjoy seeing my home being demolished and turned into the psychiatric ward? 

But does America deserve a historic lesson? Absolutely! History is blind and ruthless and, eventually, arrogance and lies get punished one way or another and this is precisely what is happening to the modern United States. The tragic feature of this process is the fact that American "elites" are incapable of learning. So, the writing is on the wall, I merely read the signs. 

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