What ails America – the disintegration of America as a nationBijay J Anand,
I am compelled to write this piece upon my return from the US a couple of weeks ago. There were some myths that were shattered during this particular trip and some revelations that I feel that I am duty-bound to share with everyone.
America has always been known as the land where dreams came true. We associate America with inspired and inspiring people who dream the American dream and make it big, become famous, successful and thrive. In short, a land of plentitude and abundance.
This myth was shattered this time as I engaged in numerous conversations with several people about what they felt about living in America. Since I spoke with a cross section, I was able to get responses from not only native Americans but also immigrants who had migrated to the US from countries as varied as Congo, China, Columbia, Brazil, Argentina, Pakistan, India amongst others.
I came to the conclusion that most Americans are not trying to become Gordon Geckos or Rockefellers’ of the world. Most were simply fighting to SURVIVE.