And America has been made ignorant fairly lately that this country is a Republic because of that..
Ill have to dispute that ignorant part. You cut the Western World way too much slack. They (the WW) arent ignorant of their peril; they simply dont wish to disturb their cozy little womb by confessing a knowledge requiring radical action that would be distasteful. They cannot, however, escape their fate (dragging us along with them, of course), and the reckoning approaches. The atmosphere reminds me of the late Thirties. Spooky.