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American Guilt

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Austrian philosopher Carl Jaspers defines four types of guilt;


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  1. Criminal- that is the violation of the written laws.
  2. Political- being a part   of the nation or state which performs crimes against people.

3. Moral-responsibility    before   your   own conscience.

4. Metaphysical-   feeling responsible not only for your doings but also for the   doings of others.


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  There are only two main fears in the life of any American:


-           Fear of feeling poor

-           Fear of feeling   guilty

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Mind you, there is no fear of being    poor or being guilty; that's the feeling that counts.   That's because   the action, the "being' is controlled by God, not an individual. It could be God's will that you are poor   and He works in mysterious ways. It certainly could be God's will or even   the   Devil's will that you are caught red- handed; nothing can be done about that. But   feeling is a different story. If   you   do not feel poor, you are happy no matter what and   you can "pursue   happyness' as in that fairy-tale on   the screen. If you don't feel guilty you can enjoy life no matter what and   there is an open valve to blame others (someone should be guilty) for your own doings or for association. If you don't feel those two feelings   you are never depressed and make everyone around you happy too.   It sounds a little morbid, like a   Bad Seed morality but the   main message of the paid flatterers, the MSM, to any American is "It is not your fault.'


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