by Mike Meyer
It’s time again for some perspective. It is very clear to me that we are at the end of the road for the US as a nation state. In fact, as I’ve said for some time, we are at the end of the road for the nation state as an organizational system for political administration planet wide. I think we, in the US, are just about ready to see that there is no other alternative but to let the Confederacy finally go in the form of Trumpistan. It is, sadly, impossible to humanely deal with a significant minority of the population that refuses to abandon racism and bigotry as a socially defining principle and have knowingly swallowed the ancient poison of a fascist dictator.
The roots of this, as many people have finally come to understand, go back to the colonial era conquest and destruction of indigenous states and almost all of the indigenous population that has never been atoned for or even openly acknowledged. Two centuries of racism mediated by western expansion and then the world wars and resulting industrial wealth of the first half of the 20th century has festered for the last fifty years with steadily declining ways to cover it up. The accelerating collapse of the US economy as a creator of strong and public communities over the last fifty years has turned this failure into a fatal disease.
The complete blindness, by the problem population segment, to the brutal travesty of the Trump concentration camps is not something that can be mediated. There is no compromise that can be allowed. To stay together as national unit would require that something like 30% of the US population be beaten into submission and several state governments completely replaced. There are no mechanisms in the national entity to use for this. The question becomes how to move to short term positions regionally while maintaining focus on the much larger and longer term planetary transformation. We are a planetary community made up of may layers of antiquated administrative systems.
This reality carries the burden of guilt at the suffering and atrocities that will almost certainly affect people living in the regressive areas. We accept this internationally with the veneer of justification that…