The United States of America was born from a desire of men to govern their lives based on the tenets of democracy. It took hundreds of years for it to develop it seemingly will only take decades to destroy.
The military build up that was required to fight the Axis countries during World War II became the foundation for a conveyor of fear, corruption, and bogey men in different ethnic clothing.
The America you love is lost. It was lost when the fear, FDR warned us about in his first inaugural address in 1933 during the depression, became a marketing ploy for the Military Industrial Complex, that Ike warned us about in his, oddly enough, farewell address.
In a span of just under 30 years America struggled out of the depression, assisted in the destruction of Global Fascism, and plunged into the depths of what is now essentially a military state.
Read the entire article, Vanity Fair's content is remarkable in its thoroughness. Put your politics aside and read it with an open mind and keep your fear at bay long enough to want America back.