January 15, 2020
This is a modified version of a presentation given at the ISAR 2014 conference, September 27, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ. If you wish to view and download a PDF of the chapter, with additional highlights and graphics, please click HERE.
America is in trouble.
It is in danger of losing its identity, and perhaps many of its treasured liberties, based on over 200 years of being the most exceptional experiment in democracy and capitalism the world has ever known.
Most Americans know this. Russia and China know this. In fact, the entire world is aware of the threat to America’s identity and standing in the world, except perhaps the political leaders of America and many of their supporters, who apparently believe two contradictory narratives.
1. On one hand, the Administration states that America is not in decline or in danger, that it is strong and is still the greatest country in the world.
2. On the other hand, many supporters of President Obama, and possibly Obama himself, believe that the democracy and capitalism as practiced in the USA has not been an exceptional experiment at all in world history, but rather a failed practice that has been merely an excuse for the exploitation and oppression of others, both in America and abroad. For this viewpoint, Obama has apologized to the world for America’s perceived sins.