Yes, the American people are responsible
No. Sorry, but no. Sure, their guilt isn’t as great as that of the liberal class, or the financiers, or various other folks, but they are still responsible. It was a democracy. There were ways to stop it from getting to this. In a democracy, the PEOPLE are held responsible. Yes, there were forces working to stop it from being a democracy, but they voted for people like Reagan and the members of Congress, and so on. Whether you think the 2000 or 2004 elections were stolen (yes on the first, maybe on the second) they let it get to the point where it could be stolen. They didn’t riot in 2000. They reelected George Bush after everyone knew he was torturing scum.
I’m not letting them off the hook. Sorry.
The pathetic attempts of Americans to pretend they’re good people and don’t deserve what’s happening to them are just that, pathetic. Yeah, some of them are good, but not enough. It’s just that simple.
Take some goddamn responsibility.
Until Americans get that they are responsible, they will not also get that they can change things. If Americans are powerless, if it’s “not their fault” that also means they can’t fix it.
This is basic, like everything else I have to explain these days, it seems.
Sadly America is no longer the issue. While it is theoretically possible it could be saved, the odds are so low the fight is pointless for anyone not an American (and even there, if you can leave, you should). We are now in triage, trying to save other nations. The center did not hold. So be it, the provinces are on their own, and must do what they can, for themselves.
And the people who continue to apologize for the American public, pretending that Americans as a group are not complicit… yeah, well, whatever. Doesn’t matter now. But that sort of “it’s not your responsibility” BULLSHIT is part of why America is going down.
“It’s not your responsibility” means “don’t pay attention, don’t try and change it.”