From birth, Americans are surrounded with an array of toys, from the ones used by the babies, to the ones used by the adults.
We're constantly bombarded by glitzy ads that promise to make us prettier, slimmer, richer, healthier and happier, if we would just buy this or take that.
Some empty suit posing as president reinforces the propaganda by telling Americans that we're 'exceptional,' so much so, that we have some kind of right and duty to kill more people in the ME.
We repeat silly sounding phrases, like "Shop till your drop," or "The one with the most toys at the end, wins!"
Yet, suicide is now the leading cause of 'injury death' in the USA.
We spend close to 300 BILLION a year on prescription drugs, with many on anti-depression meds.
Yet, more Americans suffer from some type of mental problem than any other nation on Earth.
People also use food to 'medicate' themselves, with America leading the pack of industrialized nations in the number of obese people.
We also lead the 'civilized' world in child abuse death rate.
We also lead in the number of people in prison and the number of crimes committed.
Does the above sound like a happy, healthy well-adjusted nation of caring, considerate people or a nation of desperate, venal, unhappy and lost individuals?