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Eye opener for December 2, 2023

While I am grateful to have been born and raised in America, I am also aware of how great America was and how diminished it has become. I am also aware of how bad life in other countries has been, but I am also aware of America's role in making life so bad in other countries. When I hear the horror stories of refugees from Central and South American countries and countries like Cuba, I must consider America's role in creating those refugees. I must consider the evidence provided by books like "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" by John Perkins.

Growing up in the United States of America, I was offered endless possibilities, as were most American citizens. The opportunities that this country once offered, however, seem a distant memory of a nation that once was but is no longer. A shining example for the rest of the world, the United States has become the tyrant it sought to eliminate in other countries. Losing every war it saw fit to start since WWII, America has fought harder for the rights of others than it has for the rights of its own citizens.

None of the atrocities America has committed under the guise of human rights have solved a single problem in the country for which America claimed to fight. On the contrary, those military actions only caused the deaths of millions of people, the destruction of trillions in wealth, and a profound increase in insecurity for Americans both here and abroad.

I must also compare and contrast the country in which I grew up and the one I see developing before every American's eyes because the example it is currently setting is how to go from greatness to obsolete within a couple of generations. While Americans struggle with defining a woman, the elite make more money. While American media fans the flames of racism and hatred, the elite accumulate more power. While Americans go along with the next losing military adventure, the elite extract the resources of another country for their own personal gain. And while Americans struggle to pay their mortgages, rent, food, water, electric bills, and car notes, the elite siphon off more money from a military budget that keeps failing audits by trillions of dollars.

Yes, America may arguably be the best country in which to live, but could that be because it keeps blowing up so many other countries? Could forcing democracy around the globe be the oxymoron it seems to be?

In "Solutions...," provide the means for readers to disseminate information as provided by their news sources of choice, their elected officials, and any other authority they choose to follow. The book also offers a means to hold their leaders up, not just to a higher standard than is currently accepted but to one that would improve their lives and the lives of those for whom they care.

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