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Is America Still The Greatest? Some Facts …
Commentary by: Roger Landry (TLB)
LET’S START THIS ALL OFF BY SAYING …
I was born in the mid 1950’s into a country that was (literally) seen by the world as Camelot, the shining castle on the hill.
An America that a vast majority of the world admired as the land of promise, opportunity, freedom and liberty.
Where people from across this ever shrinking globe dreamed of immigrating to this great nation to build a new life and raise a family free of poverty and oppression and make their fortune.
Where a man could say what is on his mind without fear of being throw in prison.
Where our government was made up of dedicated people who’s only wish was to serve the American people.
Where a man’s land was his in perpetuity to use as he sees fit for the betterment of his family.
Where a man could work hard his entire life, and look forward to a bountiful retirement he has prepared diligently for.
Where work was plentiful, and opportunities for the the ambitious and resourceful were limitless.
Where our industrial might and intellectual prowess made us the true leaders of this world.
Where the world looked upon us and the guardians of freedom and liberty.
This has all evaporated in the blink of an eye by historical perspective, a scant three generations. And the saddest part of it is that most Americans cannot see it, or don’t care enough to push back against it. Everything that used to exemplify America’s greatness is gone today or severely attenuated.
For those who strut around proclaiming America is the greatest country in the world Please answer me this … WHY?
Is is because we have the most vibrant economy … We Don’t!
Is is because we have the most stable production base … We Don’t!
Is it because we have the best system of education … We Don’t!
Is it because we have the best health care system … We Don’t!
Is it because we have the fairest system of justice … We Don’t!
Is it because we have the best representation in our government … We Don’t!
Is it because we have the strongest and most prosperous middle class … We Don’t!
Is it because we have the most representative and independent media … We Don’t!
Is it because we have the trust and admiration of the world … We Don’t
etc… Yes the list is actually MUCH longer
But for all of the above … We once Did!
Yes the image above is about three years old … but if you honestly believe the trend has improved over the last few years … you seriously need to get off those psychedelic drugs!
Today America suffers:
The highest percentage of our population incarcerated.
The sickest society on the planet (FACT).
The highest number of overt or covert wars underway simultaneously, in our entire history.
The highest infant mortality rate in the industrialized world.
The highest rate of cognitive dysfunction on the planet.
The highest national debt bumping up on 20 trillion dollars.
The most failing system of education in the industrialized world.
The poorest involvement of citizens in government.
Massive government intrusion on our personal lives (Police State).
The fear or outright hate of most of the world.
etc… Yes there is more and the entire list is frightening!
The video you are about to see was published in 2012, but the message is even more pertinent today. For all who believe that America is still the greatest country on this planet … this should be a cold hard wake-up call … an “OH SHIT” Moment …
No America is no longer the greatest country in the world … But this is not to say it could not be so again. The question is, “What are YOU willing to do to make it so?”
Before all you chest thumpers accuse me of being unpatriotic, or not loving my country, a country I gave eight years of my life serving in uniform … you could not be more wrong. But before a problem can be solved, the true scope of its catalysts and causes must be understood.
Attached you will find amplifying information on this topic. after you have read this, think again, and decide if you wish to remain a part of the problem … or a motivator of the solution …
Why America’s Land of the Free Title Was Just Revoked
By: Claire Bernish
The Land of the Free — America has just been stripped of its favorite longstanding self-designation — the official title of ‘Land of the Free’ now belongs to its neighbor to the north, Canada.
In fact, the Legatum Institute’s 2015 Prosperity Index found Canadians experience the greatest personal freedom and general social tolerance of all 142 nations in the report — while the U.S. trailed behind in ninth place. But that’s only part of the story.
Regarding the feeling of safety and security, America fell two spots from last year’s embarrassing rank to 33rd on the list — landing literally just ahead of the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
According to Foreign Policy’s Siobhán O’Grady:
“Americans fear more for their safety each day than people living in Egypt, Bangladesh, and Sudan — countries that suffer from regular terrorist attacks, civil unrest, and war.”
“Just what exactly Americans have to be so scared about isn’t exactly clear [… ] And while 17 percent had property stolen in 2014, that was still below the global average of 17.5 percent.”
O’Grady’s tongue-in-cheek query sharply derides Americans’ unfortunate, gullible tendencies to believe whatever subject or object the government deems must be the target for fear. In many ways, the Legatum report proves fear-mongering works.
If all of this weren’t sufficient to prove the freedom in which Americans ostensibly bask remains little more than illusion, the U.S. stood alone among Western nations with high levels of State-sponsored violence — right in line with Saudi Arabia and the Ukraine. Legatum suggested recent uprisings in Ferguson and Baltimore were the reason for this startling comparison, though the general rise in police violence coupled with an astonishing lack of accountability shouldn’t be ignored.
Canada’s actual tolerance and freedom could be a lesson for U.S. politicians who insist on touting the tired Land of the Free moniker — especially now that it no longer applies.
TLB: My Parting Shots …
About 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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