Monday, May 10, 2010

On "American exceptionalism"

There is nothing "exceptional" about Americans. We are human -- and being human, we are just as generous and greedy, wise and stupid, intelligent and ignorant, virtuous and venal, diligent and lazy, as anyone else.

"American exceptionalism" is nothing more than a convenient sophistry used by the builders of empire to persuade good people to allow them to pursue their evil designs.

We cannot save our country until we understand and accept these truths.

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