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Obituary: The American Dream

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01 November 2020 | James Porteous | Clipper Media

It could be argued that any dream based on the foundation of ‘exceptionalism’ was doomed to fail.

Exceptionalism by its very nature is usually only available to the ‘exceptional’ and of course they are the ones who determine who will be allowed into their exceptional group.

It could be argued that the American dream died on the day the so-called Magic Bullet was ‘discovered’ on a hospital gurney and the exceptional ones, without missing a beat, moved to their usual fortified position of ‘conspiracy theory.’

It could be argued that the American Dream died the day a lawyer in Washington DC agreed to the bizarre premise that their world was so exceptional that it was not only possible but legal to abrogate the tenets of the Geneva Conventions and engage in mass torture, Tuesday morning Kill Lists and an almost complete…

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