Destruction of the American Dream Essay

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Destruction of the American Dream I’ve talked about it in the past, the destruction of the American Dream. Always, there have been papers, writings, and thoughts that quantify a particular section of its ultimate demise, be it due to money, education, or sexuality. Maybe the destruction cannot be viewed as a singular event or cause. Perhaps instead it must be examined as a whole process, the decay and ultimate elimination of a dream. Self destruction, if you will… Mr. Self Destruct In all of us, there is a duality of existence which allows for the American Dream to be within our minds. Part of the mind believes in the dream, is swallowed up by its fantasy and perfection, while the other part is the screaming voice…show more content…
We strive to one up our neighbor and fellow man, by showing of our latest possessions that we have attained. Apparently, this game of self-gratification is just what we need to create a personal image that we can believe in, and through that image our sight is tinted in the color green. Gradually we become detached from ourselves, and less and less of our lives are determined by who we are or what we can be, and more and more is determined by how much we can show our wealth. The happiness in slavery continues, and our very essence and souls are given to the soylent green substance that drives us. We torture ourselves, just for a little more pleasure later. From here we are consumed to a point that nothing matters anymore except for the money. Broken shells of real people, it’s only a matter of time before there isn’t enough money and all is lost. Heresy So what created this duality and machine anyway? Which lies had to be told in order to get this plague to fall upon the people? Many of them, unfortunately, can be found rooted in our joke of a religious system. Organized religion is organized mind control. People are told what to believe, and do so blindly out of fear of being wrong and fear of being different. Even those who do have some amount of
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