I certainly won’t lift a finger to help America.
Why should I? After all, America isn’t a thing—it is a society. And the class that directs and runs that society—the class which by rights I should belong to—is corrupt to the core, its members moral cowards—
—it’s not even moral cowardice, if you think about it: It’s a self-centeredness, coupled with a lack of belief in any sort of standards. A combination that comes across as moral cowardice, but which is actually more subtle than that—and more understandable. And thus more unforgiveable. (“The more you understand, the less you forgive . . .”)
The elites have no belief in a common good, which translates into not only factional interests—the bugaboo of the writers of The Federalist papers—but also into a pernicious, monomaniacal self-interest. If there can be no commonality, then everything is of the self—exclusively.
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