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America Your America, Finis

There was a time, not long ago, when the future of America This America seemed poised for a new golden era. The Berlin wall was gone, and with it the cold war hysteria; the tech boom was raising many boats as we all became proud members of the investor class; and the new millennium was promising to unfold in all its hope and splendor. And, despite some Y2K fears that the end was nigh, when the ball dropped on December 31st, 1999, the people of the world released a collective sigh of relief. We had made it. The future was ours.
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America Your America, Part 3

All societies are defined by the two social orders under which their members live, and in this America is no different. One involves the culture, cravings, conspicuous consumption, and civic responsibility of the moneyed class. The other involves the daily trials, tribulations, triumphs, and tragedies of the common people – defined as those not fortunate to have been born into perpetual wealth.
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America Your America, Part 2

It is not easy to put one’s finger on the unique characteristics of a nation, especially one as large and diverse as America. It is, after all, the sum total of fifty officially “united states,” plus various territories, possessions, commonwealths, protectorates, influenced areas, and other classifications, covering the majority of races, creeds, and organized theologies on this tiny planet. And, yet, I believe there are a few generalizations that apply to what some would term to be distinctively “American.”
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America Your America, Part 1

As I write, profoundly inspired by these words written over seventy years ago, highly civilized human beings may be scanning my phone records, tracking the location of my cell phone, examining my credit card purchases, observing my movements via video and robot drone, and making record of these very words, all in the name of defending a free and open society.
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