Whole nations can be dedicated to false values, to keeping a privileged position gained at the expense of others. Western society, and America in particular, attempts to build heaven on earth. The sad irony is that this paradise, with all its religious and humanistic ideals, remains profoundly self-serving. As the West retreats into private entertainments, from the unsavory realities it has created, its new feudal order condemns millions to virtual peasantry in the name of an ideal world for a new aristocracy, this time without the reciprocal obligations of nobility.
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