Like pre­vi­ous Em­pires, Amer­ica is killing it­self!

South Florida Times - - OPINION - Al.Cal­loway715@gmail.com

Amer­ica’s re­cent spate of mass killings, all with guns and mostly by young white peo­ple, says ev­ery­thing about this so­ci­ety that many cit­i­zens don’t want to see or talk about. As a whole, though, white Amer­ica is scared, real scared, be­cause noth­ing can hide that aw­ful re­al­ity: Amer­ica is fall­ing apart!

So, as usual, many white peo­ple tend to cast blame at black peo­ple and/or im­mi­grants of color for their woes. Black-on­black vi­o­lence desta­bi­lizes so­ci­ety, for ex­am­ple. Well, here’s a thought: since most so-called black-on black-shoot­ings re­main un­solved, how cer­tain can we be that black folks are do­ing all the shoot­ing? Who else has un­bri­dled ac­cess to black neigh­bor­hoods on a 24-hour ba­sis? Hmm!

In­ter­net ac­cess re­veals truths hereto­fore hid­den, dis­torted and omit­ted.Young peo­ple spend more time on­line than other groups, but even many se­niors have found their way to the tech­nol­ogy. So in­for­ma­tion is at hand in mo­ments. That ac­cess has be­gun to change what re­al­ity was thought to be and may be­come. Dy­nam­ics of in­no­va­tion im­pact ev­ery as­pect of so­ci­ety in man­i­fold ways.

For many white kids and adults, in­ter­net ac­cess af­forded their first look at white po­lice gang vi­o­lence per­pe­trated against a black per­son. They also ac­tu­ally watched a white po­lice­man shoot a black man in the back sev­eral times and then throw a spare gun down as proof that the now dead man “he had a gun” could pos­si­bly had shot his mur­derer. Kids ask their par­ents how can that be, and, for the most part, they are lied to as their par­ents up­hold white law en­force­ment.

What we see fall­ing are crum­bling pieces of Amer­i­can so­ci­ety as young white peo­ple who are con­sis­tently lied to, who are fed ma­te­ri­al­is­tic good­ies as failed love, re­act to a fu­ture of war, death and de­struc­tion through self­ish­ness, hate and greed. Blacks and other peo­ple of color live un­der neg­a­tive pres­sures, but with hope strive to sur­vive for a bet­ter day is com­ing. Black peo­ple be­lieve that “this too shall pass.”

What brings a yet young Amer­ica so quickly to this en­tropy is its orig­i­nal de­sign as a demo­cratic plu­toc­racy that its oli­garchic framers in­tended would only in­clude Western Euro­peans and African slaves. Later im­mi­grants in­cluded them­selves un­der The Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence, The Bill of Rights, and The Con­sti­tu­tion. And so the big lie or con­tra­dic­tion took root and ev­ery­body in Amer­ica united un­der the il­lu­sion that “our” na­tion is a “demo­cratic repub­lic.” But the plu­to­crats have in­creased in num­ber and have al­ways been in con­trol. And there have been many so-called ad­vanced civ­i­liza­tions in his­tory that have col­lapsed be­fore Amer­ica’s im­pend­ing demise. Can Amer­ica be stopped from killing it­self? For much of the 18th cen­tury, France was a great su­per­power in the world. France held ter­ri­to­ries abroad and stayed at war. The gov­ern­ment spent money lav­ishly and in­curred enor­mous debt, ul­ti­mately the econ­omy tanked amid in­ter­nal strife, in­clud­ing civil war and geno­cide.

So­ci­etal col­lapse or en­tropy oc­curs through not be­ing able to sus­tain con­sump­tion and al­lo­ca­tion of re­sources. Elites think that as long as they have re­sources all is well. They fail to com­pre­hend that like lo­custs, a hun­gry hu­man horde will not stop com­ing. Poor and near poor Amer­i­cans are continually ad­just­ing to be­ing able to pur­chase less and less with the same dol­lars. Di­ets are about sur­vival not bal­anced nu­tri­tion which cre­ates a greater de­mand for un­af­ford­able health care.

Nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­men­tal changes and those that are due to hu­man ac­tiv­ity play a com­pli­men­tary role with po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic dy­nam­ics, such as de­nial and in­ac­tiv­ity. Young peo­ple tend to reg­is­ter more sen­si­tiv­ity for con­ser­va­tion and en­vi­ron­men­tal jus­tice is­sues, but see doom for their gen­er­a­tion – there will be noth­ing left for them if they do sur­vive.

So un­der­stand the anger and frus­tra­tion, the dis­il­lu­sion­ment and fear com­ing from young white Amer­ica. They are scared to death! Great anx­i­ety in some unleashes deadly be­hav­iors in­clud­ing sui­cides and mass killings.

“While some mem­bers of so­ci­ety might raise the alarm that the sys­tem is mov­ing to­wards an im­pend­ing col­lapse and there­fore ad­vo­cate struc­tural changes to so­ci­ety in or­der to avoid it, Elites and their sup­port­ers, who op­posed mak­ing these changes, could point to the long sus­tain­able tra­jec­tory ‘so far’ in sup­port of do­ing noth­ing.” – NASA-funded study, quoted from The Guardian. DO YOU TWEET? FOL­LOW US ON TWIT­TER @SFLATIMES

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