By Morris Berman
In Dark a while America, the pundit Morris Berman argues that the country has entered a deadly part in its historic improvement from which there's no go back.
As the corporate-consumerist juggernaut that now defines the state rolls on, the very elements that after propelled the United States to greatness—extreme individualism, territorial and financial growth, and the pursuit of fabric wealth—are, mockingly, the nails in our collective coffin.
Within a couple of many years, Berman argues, the USA can be marginalized at the global level, its hegemony changed by way of China or the ecu Union. With the USA only one terrorist assault clear of a police kingdom, Berman's e-book is a arguable and illuminating examine our present society and its ills.
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You can count your money and burn it within the nod of a buffalo’s head. But only the Great Spirit can count the grains of sand and the blades of grass. As a present to you, we will give you anything that you can take with you. But we will never sell the land. Never. —A Blackfeet Chief eagle feather necklace 33 lance eagle headdress GreaT Chiefs The truly brave man yields neither to fear nor anger, desire nor agony. He is at all times master of himself. —Charles Eastman (Ohiyesa), Wahpeton Dakota As a Nez Perce man passed through the forest, the moving trees whispered to him.
Coup stick Sell a country! Why not sell the air, the clouds, and the great sea? Why not sell the earth? The Great Spirit made them all for the use of His children. —Tecumseh (Shooting Star), Shawnee 36 Civilized people depend too much on man-made printed pages. I turn to the Great Spirit’s book, which is the whole of His creation. You can read a big part of that book if you study nature. Take all your books, lay them out under the sun and let the snow, the rain, and insects work on them. There will be nothing left.
WoMen gaThered close to caMP woven baskets harvesting fruit Children were encouraged to develop strict discipline. They had a high regard for sharing. When a girl picked her first berries and dug her first roots, she gave them away to an elder. When a child carried water for the home, an elder gave compliments. The child was encouraged not to be lazy and to grow straight like a sapling. —Mourning Dove, Salish picking berries 27 a sacred way of life Traditional Indians did not depend on someone else to do their work.
Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire (Decline of the American Empire, Book 2) by Morris Berman