Comment O’ The Day
“The reason there is racism, discrimination, crime and violence in this country is the same as why there is worse in almost every other country and that is that people are inherently fallen. Everyone is born with the selfishness and lack of self control that can lead to evil no matter who they are or where they live.
The great thing about the US is that we have devised a system and a set of ideals that has helped to limit these base impulses while not falling into authoritarianism in order to do so. In the US we have always expected citizens to live up to a high standard and while some did not, most have.
The problems are, by and large, not in the system but in the individual. The destruction of the “mythic bonds” that bind us to that system are responsible for much evil.” CultivatingMan