Zum Leben

The Disappointment of America

Posted in Uncategorized by Schopenhauer on March 20, 2010

At Unqualified Reservations, Mencius Moldbug writes:

“The basic grim truth that Americans need to face up to is that American successes and victories in the 19th and 20th centuries did not happen because of America’s unique political system. They happened despite America’s unique political system. America became great not because American democracy was great, but because America was a great people in a great place. As such, it was uniquely resistant to the poison of democracy, and alone survived its own disease. [The world’s democratic cargo cultists find it bizarre that their new American-style democracies do not bring American-style prosperity.] Now that the bloom is off the continent’s youth, we can see how well American democracy works in a normal country. Others have experienced this disappointment; now, it is our turn.”

My emphasis in black, my comments in red.

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