While the American/Western worldview holds that we are autonomous individuals exercising free will at every moment, in reality we are all heavily programmed by our socio-economic class conditions. What is so striking about present-day America is the way in which the narcissistic, no-moral-compass social pathologies of entitlement, denial and fabrication of "truth"/reality has been "normalized" (accepted as normal behavior and thinking) in all social classes.
Charles Hugh Smith has a good piece on the rot in society and why it is so hard to fight against it.
As a parent, it frustrates me to see this mechanism at work while trying to show my children a better way.
Tax Day at the Homestead
10 months ago