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What the U.S.A. needs is an entirely new constitution
[The following excerpts are from my recent essay, "Mythical America, R.I.P.", which can be read in full via the link above.]

It seems to me that it's about time to put an end to the mythical version of America that so many people in this nation have been hanging onto. . . . This divide we're experiencing isn't so much an economic divide as it is a cultural divide. But make no mistake about it, there are now two Americas, Fascist America and Free America, but Mythical America is no more, and in actuality it never existed anyway. . . . When was the last time you took a good look at the documents upon which this country was founded? This "perfect" Constitution of ours was designed from the very beginning to prevent majority rule. . . . It is time for a new Constitutional Convention. The procedure for this is already in place, should we ever find the will to use it. Thomas Jefferson advised us to re-write the Constitution every generation or two. . . . REST IN PEACE . . . Free and fair elections . . . Your right to privacy . . . Your right to a trial . . . The image of America as a beacon of hope . . . America as a nation of peace . . . The truth is, there has never been a larger, richer, or more powerful empire than the American Empire. But building an empire is not what Mythical America was supposed to be about. Empires are for fascists. Free Americans have no taste for empire. Unfortunately, Free America is under the thumb of Fascist America. So what do we Free Americans do now? . . . No matter what your political views, I hope you will spend some quiet time by yourself and think about some of these things. Ask yourself, "Would Mythical America be forcing 'democracy' on people through the barrel of a gun? Would Mythical America even pretend an 'election', with unknown lists of candidates and polling places whose locations are kept secret, is even remotely democratic." Iraq is just another colony in Fascist America's Empire. If you think we are helping to spread democracy to that part of the world in any way, shape, or form, you are seriously deluding yourself. You are still living in the myth, and not the reality of America. . . . These are dark days, indeed. But I would like to end on a positive note. In fact, I am very optimistic about the future. For one thing, I still have an unbroken faith in people's ability to like one another. Without governments or religions, I am sure we would all get along just fine. Of course, some form of organization is required, but all of the forms we've invented so far just aren't working. However, evolution never stands still. While it may appear that our nation has fallen into madness, perhaps something else is going on. What if we are, in fact, in the middle of a birthing process? Could it be that before long we will be giving birth to some entirely new form of human organization on this planet? Now keep in mind that births are often messy affairs, accompanied by a lot of pain, blood, and tears. But once the newborn has passed down the birth canal and taken its first breath …. well …. for the parents, when they hold it in their arms for the first time, life just doesn't get any better than that. The feeling of divine ecstasy experienced at that moment makes everything that had come before worthwhile.

posted by Lorenzo 2:02 PM

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