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America, The Final Act

a letter from William Palmer | Posted: Monday, February 10, 2020 11:43 am

Are we Americans are now witnessing the final act in the tragic drama of America? As a tragic hero, America played the role brilliantly during all the previous acts. It faced many challenging events during its performance on the stage of history. It encountered and overcame many threats to its performance: internal dissent, economic depression, foreign entanglements, and frequent wars. America became the protagonist on the world stage. It was sometimes referred to as the “ the shinning city on the hill” and the whole world sang it’s praises!

Like all tragic dramas, America is now in the throws of succumbing to its tragic flaws. The aspiration to remake the world order by exerting absolute power over its perceived enemies, and by promoting free wheeling capitalism as the most important tool in this fight, unfortunately America has overreached in these efforts. As in all empires of the past, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Thus, we have now reached the final act of the drama. The act in which the “crown” which was the enemy of the new Republic of America, has been brought to the shores of America, and like the “coronavirus” there is no known treatment or cure!