Self Delusion & The Nature of American Denial

Self Delusion

By: Roger Landry (TLB)

Far too many Americans today suffer from a malady I describe as “The Ostrich Syndrome” where they exist with their heads firmly and permanently buried in the sand, avoiding anything that may pop their reality bubble of American greatness and benevolence.

Ostrich-Syndrome

But reality, whether they choose to accept it or not, is …

Our collective health is now the worst on the planet, even with one of the most costly health care programs in the industrialized world. Our children are the sickest generation ever born with researchers stating “The latest generation will be the first generation born in recorded history, with a shorter life expectancy than their parents. This is not a lie or even a stretch of the truth (do some research) …

But a vast number of Americans can’t, or wont see this.

Our industrial might is merely an echo of days gone by with most of our manufacturing base now shipped overseas to cheap labor countries. Now a vast majority of our economy now based on service industries. This is a recipe for future disaster for what remains of a once powerful and rapidly dwindling middle class …

But a vast number of Americans can’t, or wont see this.

Out environment is now poisoned far beyond anything we could have imagined a few short generations ago. MANY sites today contain toxins at levels a million times higher than what facilitated the creation of the EPA in 1970. The number of toxic sites has grown from 34 toxic super-fund sites (in the early 1970’s) to well over 100, 000 today (Yes that number is accurate).

But a vast number of Americans can’t, or wont see this.

Or freedoms and unalienable rights as defined by the Constitution and Bill of Rights are all but gone, and what little we still retain have been redefined as privileges granted by our  overreaching and intrusive government …

But a vast number of Americans can’t, or wont see this.

The military might of America is now the big stick used by an elite caste to take whatever they desire from sovereign nations, under the insane explanation of spreading freedom and democracy, while leaving fractured nations, destroyed infrastructures and millions dead in their wake …

But a vast number of Americans can’t, or wont see this.

The perception of America as a benevolent and generous society is crashing at an exponential rate as more across the global community wake up to the true imperialism forced down the throats of one sovereign nation after another. As more nations awaken they are joining forces and gathering strength to push back using ploys such as abandoning the dollar as the worlds reserve currency, or forming packs such as BRIC. This must inevitably lead to a catastrophic failure of the fiat dollar, economic collapse and isolation of the USA …

But a vast number of Americans can’t, or wont see this.

etc…

None of what has been said above is exaggerated in the slightest fashion and what I have stated is merely the proverbial tip of the iceberg …

But a vast number of Americans can’t, or wont see this, and will push back against my assertions vehemently.

The question is WHY?

For a serious step in the direction of providing you with possible answers, NOT as to why Government is doing what they inevitably will do when not held accountable, but why so many Americans are in such a constant state of denial … I offer the following article.

Please continue reading …

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The Nature of American Denial

By: SARTRE

At the core of self delusion is the inability and/or the unwillingness of facing reality. While psychological disorders can often explain abnormal behavior in individuals, the exegesis for deviant social attitudes and accompanying conduct is reserved for society. Or so we are told! But does this make sense to you? As long as you accept that reality does exist and that it can be understood, it follows that we have the right, the ability and the obligation to comprehend it and adjust our actions accordingly.

Most Americans view, of their own personal identity, is inculcated by the political culture. Delmar England, in his provocative work – Mind and Matters, The World in a Mirror – offers this valuable insights into our mutual and shared condition: “In human affairs, as surely as effect is preceded by action, action is preceded by belief, and belief is preceded by thought and conclusions.”

Applying this standard to politics Mr England depicts government is this fashion:

“For all the sidestepping, dance arounds, word games, and confused rhetoric, the term government is easily defined; not by subjective agreement, but by reference to objective reality and the actual entities involved. First, we know that there is no such thing as an infinite entity and that the term, government, necessarily denotes a relationship. The actual entities involved are human individuals. The base options of relationships between individuals are non-initiation of force and non-coercion, or initiation of force and coercion. It makes no difference how many different subjective labels are put upon the situation, the objective fact remains that at the root of it all, these are the only two options. The former is in recognition of the individual as a self-owned entity. The latter is based on the idea of an individual being the property of an “infinite entity”; which is the “justification” for rule by the individuals who hide behind the abstracts and exercise their will to dominate and control all others.”

“The subjective and arbitrary labels arbitrarily associated with government such as democracy, socialism, communism, etc. are purely for the purpose of self-delusion. Although form of implementation may vary and some versions start closer to ultimate self-destruction than other versions, the common and identifying objective content of each and every one is initiation of force and coercion. Millions may volunteer for such an anti-social system and play self-deluding word games for the sake of preferred self-image, but all the pretense in the world and “definitions by agreement” will not erase the truth about government, nor prevent the certain violent consequences of initiation of force and coercion.”

No doubt, this is a correct assessment. Virtually every society and country operates with the implied and universal acceptance that government is natural and ordained. The individual accepts force and coercion as a substitute for avoiding the risk and responsibility of personal Freedom. MindMatters concludes with this point:

“Rather than freedom being the highest value sought by most, it is their deepest and most abiding fear. So much so that they can’t even envision it.”

American denial has caused an epidemic dysfunctional confusion. The delusion that our own self identify is equivalent with the “collective will” of society; which, in turn is synonymous with the government and its policies, is a sociopathic sickness. The antisocial behavior of the STATE demonstrates all the characteristics of a profile of a sociopath. Apply the top five to the demeanor of government: Glibness/Superficial Charm – Manipulative and Conning – Grandiose Sense of SelfPathological Lying – Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt. We are all taught what we should believe about government; but only the fool, the liar or the delusional accepts that our – self-owned entity – benefits from the force and coercion that the State demands upon us.

Robert L. Kocher has compiled a body of works far too numerous, on this topic to cite sufficiently. We urge you to review and absorb the wisdom in his insights. Most of the lessons detail the last administration, but are completely relevant to the current regime. One essay, especially compliments the Delmar England conclusion. Mr Kocher writes in American Mental Health and Politics:

“If some of us are appalled, frightened, and even driven half crazy by the maddeningly and complacently silly or psychotic levels of denial, by the superficiality, by the abysmal immaturity, by the primitive level of personality structure, by the too-easily employed distorted rationalizations, by the lack of contact with basic reality that we deal with in our daily lives, hear in our college faculties, and see on TV and in high political office, we can nevertheless know that the reality of our perceptions is validated by mental health figures as well as those patients being seen in therapist’s offices.”

Currently, the national mood is absorbed in the illusion that Americans are at risk and that they are in danger from terrorists abroad. While reality demonstrates that enemies of America are plentiful, the disconnect that their veridical hatred is focused upon the U.S. Government and its policies, is concealed. Vast numbers of Americans feed their denial that they are the target of madmen; while they seek comfort in the fallacy that support for the WAR Party will make them safe. The force and coercion that the government imposes upon you, under the pretext that it is necessary and protective, diminishes your safety as it destroys your Liberty. The utter fraud of national security policy, seeks only to preserve the government, no matter how much harm it inflictes upon citizens.

So why do so many misguided flag-waving zealots rally to a jingoistic cause? Kocher provides the answer:

“We now live in a society where many people no longer want or value freedom. Personal freedom and the responsibility that goes with it are abrasive intrusions or demands upon a crippled self-absorbed internal state.”

“American Denial” prevents the admission that U.S. policies only benefit the government. Their own personal delusional perceptions are interchangeable with a phony litmus test, judged by their support for State illusions. The thought of exercising the Freedom to think, criticize, condemn and resist is far too disconcerting to the sheeple. They view their own self worth as an adjunct of an abstract deception; while, the true motives of the government are to control society and all individuals, using force and coercion. Both England and Kocher have it right. The association between an individual and an infinite entity denotes a relationship; and the reluctance or unwillingness to exercise freedom and responsibility, allows the government to implement force and coercion.

“Eternal Vigilance” is no longer enough to preserve Liberty. Sound mental health, appreciation for your own self worth, trust in the integrity of reality and the courage to do battle with the forces that seek to delude your own dignity are all necessary to win this struggle. America is NOT the Government. When policies are dishonest they must be opposed. When officials are depraved they need to be removed. And when your neighbor demands your allegiance to a corrupt government, it is your duty to confront his delusion.

We can no longer afford to be silent in the face of “American Denial”.

About the Author: SARTRE is the mind behind BATR. org (Breaking All The Rules), which documents the steady decline of American exceptionalism.

See Attached article here.

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TLB: My Parting Shot …

Roger LandryAbout the Author: Roger Landry (TLB) spent about three decades of his adult life either in, or working for the military, with about two decades working directly for the Military Industrial Complex facilitating DOD contracts. His awakening to Political, Economic, and Health realities was less than seven short years ago. Since that time he has founded The Liberty Beacon Project (TLB) consisting of over a dozen proprietary global websites, media projects such as TLBTV, and partner websites across the planet. He contributes regularly to multiple forums both in and outside of TLB Project. Most of his work can be found on the TLB Flagship website TheLibertyBeacon.com

 

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