April 6, 2018

Download e-book for kindle: Are You Stupid? - A Second Revolution Might Save America by Mihai Nadin

By Mihai Nadin

ISBN-10: 1490525653

ISBN-13: 9781490525655

After WWII, the area entered a section of utmost dynamics. america outpaced all different nations. greater than 50 years later, it not has the novel esprit that caused its hegemony. nonetheless, the United States of the data revolution continues to be the world’s purely superpower. yet because the necessity of switch, expressed in a number of systemic crises, sped up, america fell into styles of reactive politics just like those who ended in the downfall of the Soviet Union. proficient extra by way of the earlier upon which sleek the United States was once erected, at the present time the us is now in a reactionary mode, frequently opposed to commitment to her personal welfare, freedom, and chance.
Taking the rewards of switch with no consideration, american citizens don't understand—as the Soviets didn't understand—what switch involves. watching into the rear-view reflect (of faith, background, politics, economic system) within the wish of seeing the place switch may well take them, they get the semblance that they're within the driver’s seat. within the such a lot individualistic society on the earth, the person is topic to revolutionary disempowerment. The stupidity of residing a lifetime of fake expectancies and skewed values is excellent for a society emphasizing details and information. including entitlement, corruption, and opportunistic engineering of fact, stupidity is the result of complicated chance with systemic risk.
•Stupidity corresponds to dumbing-down around the social spectrum. Human personality and capability are actively eroded regardless of extraordinary development in expertise and technology. Values are twisted, confusion is cultivated, self-delusion informs offerings.
•Entitlement is excessive on the extremes of the social continuum. the rich and strong shape an aristocracy that believes that cash, privilege, the simplest of every thing is theirs by means of correct. The bad, usually the recipients of social welfare, internalize as an everlasting correct transitority reduction meant to assist conquer problems. among the extremes, the social continuum is dotted with numerous entitlements in schooling (as insufficient because it is), enterprise (focused on revenue and consumption), and monetary innovation (entrusted to speculators). the appropriate to leisure arches over society, contributing to its elevated mediocrity.
•Corruption displays the truth that the US used to be based now not as a state yet as an economic system. This interprets into 1) a central authority in servitude to the economic climate; and a pair of) a shopper profile with out civic measurement. lacking is the feel of accountability with out which freedom is incomprehensible.
•Engineering truth describes the method during which realities are conceived and produced based on comfort and opportunistic predicaments. targets (the correct to hold fingers, a home for everybody, unfastened contraceptives, etc.) sanctify the potential. usually, theories create “realities.” “Truths” (such as attainable threats) are developed to slot preconceived plans (e.g. wars).

The united states used to be based in an international extra just like the first century than the twenty first, and the Constitution—its working manual—reflects this truth. A “second American Revolution”— now not of pitchforks, yet of principles—means a moment conference, this time consultant of all of the humans, not just the few who known as themselves “We the People.” Its objective could be to supply a starting place for all times and paintings lower than situations of quickly swap. In an built-in global of possibilities and hazards linked to the worldwide details age, americans must struggle their very own stupidity, rather than battling the area they rely on for protecting their prosperity. below situations of speedy cycles of discovery and innovation, freedom and chance end result from educated engagement, now not from indulgence on the cost of the remainder of humankind. the method of remaking the USA also will remake americans, as dependable voters of the area. Addressing sustainability isn't the same as being addicted shoppers anticipating extra prosperity at irrespective of whose expense.

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