Meria and James Hufferd , Troublesome Country


5/20/14 Meria interviews James Hufferd, historian on his book “Troublesome Country, Why We Need to Live Up to Our Creed: A History of War, Injustice and Greed”. Corporate personhood has existed since post civil war era; The American creed, what is it? We all believe it, but do we have it? We have proven to do the opposite of our creed since the beginning of this country;definition of freedom; freedom to control our government; freedom from governmental control; How does the US look/rate to the rest of the world? American exceptionalism is a control mechanism; truth tellers as Un-American; the CIA and the Ukraine;Manifest Destiny beginning of white supremacy; nation founded by Aryans; Hitler took his lead from eugenics in America; Fortunate Son by James Hatfield;Are we a christian nation? the Constitution is a workable framework enacted for the 5 tenets of our creed; founding fathers;the push back on women’s rights; defranchising women;9/11; Who benefits? do we have a free press? did we ever? Learn and live the creed; the Federal Reserve is an enemy of independence.





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Troublesome Country is a forceful statement of what is right about America -- as well as a history of where we've gone wrong. Our principles are the best the world has ever known: freedom, democracy, equality, justice, and independence. Yet failure to follow this creed leads us to great wrongs -- from the genocide of the Indians, slavery, and discrimination, to rule by corporations, the privatization of our currency, endless undeclared wars for empire, and the erosion of rights under the surveillance state. With an array of fascinating, little-known details, the author shows how each failure comes from betraying our ideals, and calls for us to finally live up to them.
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2 Responses to "Meria and James Hufferd , Troublesome Country"

  1. debalexander2000@aol.com says:

    I enjoyed the interview, particularly because he has distilled all the Amurrikkan exceptionalism propaganda into a few tenets of a “creed” that we all could actually agree with. I am going to start inserting references to the Creed into all my conversations – “Well, that action certainly violates the Creed” or “According to the Creed, you can’t do that.” It will make people laugh when I say it, but it might just make them think after I take two seconds to tell them what the Creed is. I have found it is always good to insert humor when you are delivering bad news to people. Oh, wait, you already KNOW THAT!!!! (Maybe I learned it from you!!) xoxoxo

  2. Meria says:

    good for you. I agree. So far our “creed” has just been words.

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