More specifically, the Bush years have shown us that the ultimate conflict of the human condition is not between countries, religions (for all their buffoonery), or least of all between political parties, e.g., our dem/pug ONE PARTY system.
As a case in point, let’s examine Hillary Clinton. The thing about Mrs. Clinton is that she acts more like a DLC James Carville machined "doll" than a flesh and blood human being. Let's face it, this woman has never taken a moral/rational stand about ANYTHING, and we're supposed to elect this android for "president"? Yeah, right.
But Hillary is an archetypal politician who is always light years away from the core issues of the human condition. She might as well have "corporate spy" stamped on her forehead and there's no "Democrat" (if that word still means anything) who sucks up more to the traitorous, anti American neocon cabal.
Thus, the first quantum jump paradigm change is to uncompromisingly see that the CORE CONFLICT of the human condition isn't "political" (that least of all!) or even national or religious. It's an old, old conflict that goes back at least 6000 years.
It's the life and death conflict between the "Have's" and the "Have Not's". Frequently, the most explosive and radical things in our lives are also the most obvious. And NOTHING can be more obvious than that human existence is hell on earth to the degree that 0.5% of our populace CONTROLS ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING IN OUR LIVES.
Yes, we're talking about the elites, the "vampire" elites, because they have been manipulating every aspect of our lives in virtual secrecy for thousands of years.
So, THE conflict, and really the ONLY conflict of our species is between very, VERY rich people and "all the rest of us". Pretty much everything else is spin off. These filthy parasites typically first acquire their wealth with “Daddy Warbucks” wars and are willing to do anything (and I mean anything!) to KEEP it and INCREASE it.
Jesus knew all about this and so did Marx (who was betrayed by the Russian elites). It's extraordinary how utterly humanity is in denial that the world is what it is not because of randomness, or the power of prayer, or good or bad luck, or will power, or acts of God, or political heroes and villains, etc., etc., etc.
No, no, no, no, no.
Our world is what it is simply because international multi millionaires and multi billionaires DECIDE for it to be that way.
It would take a book to articulate the ways the elites control reality. They’re evil incarnate for openers, but the "machinery" of how they keep 99.5% of the planet cattle people is a satanic science.
If we all did our homework very carefully, we would see, for example, how DDT has been consciously used to wean the population of "undesirables". Also, there's that horror show business of how Africa was decimated with aides only AFTER being "vaccinated" against TB.
Also, much research indicates that "organized crime" (which is always in bed with the elites) infected America during (and because of) the reign of J. Edgar Hoover. This is an INCREDIBLE story in itself and perhaps someone will do a piece for us, but be ready for vast disillusionment.
Energy? What could be more obvious? Iraq & Afghanistan are money cow oil wars for the elites and now they're desperately trying to figure out a way to suck up Iran's oil as well. "Sucking up" -- fits them, doesn't it, these vampires from hell. Of course, even barnyard animals know "fossil" fuels are (1.) killing the planet, and (2.) easily replaced with about four different forms of energy -- wind energy is already totally ready to replace fossil fuels, but Herr Cheney and his goose stepping brown shirts will never let it happen.
Just a couple more items. Since our focus in on America, it would be criminal to leave out the "Robber Barons", and not to forget history's obscene elite rationalizations for rape and murder, e.g., "Divine Right" (who's got the barf bag?), "Manifest Destiny", and perhaps worst of all, "Survival of the fittest." There's hundreds more, but our stomachs can take only so much.