by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
When I was young, America still existed. No more. Not even the blather from the 4th of July can hide the obvious fact.
The young do not know that they have lost their country, because they are born into a time when the country is lost. To them that is normalcy.
Besides, the young are too busy texting and describing themselves, often intimately, on social media to be aware of the fate that awaits them, lost as they are in their insouciance.
When I was young, the police were the public’s friends. We could count on them to help us, not abuse us. False arrest was rare. Abuse of citizens even rarer. Today both are routine.