The American Dream is alive despite the systemic violence, injustice and inequality of society. However, pragmatic philosophy, the love of nature, and transcendental values embody a more realistic and naturalistic view of the world.
American Capitalism conflicts with the ideals of democracy and the myths of society. Conservative beliefs about evolution, global climate change and the moral, political and economic problems of society maintain the status quo. A divided country tears at the fabric of justice, equality and compassion.
A passionate sense of reality inspires this book. The path forward needs a simpler way of living informed by ethics, a sacred sense of the real world, and freedom from suffering for all beings. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, for all the people, remain the supreme ideals of American democracy.
We need not give up on The American Dream, if The People, All the people, have an equal opportunity for self-realization in the real world.