So what do you think your nation does that is an act against itself? I have a few things on my list but for now I want to suggest that pollution and out of control greed are strikes against ourselves.
I don't really know where to start
Out of control greed is up there though. It's greed that leads to pollution as "clean" solutions are not economically viable.
The concentration of wealth in the hands of a few does tend to mess things up a bit.
If there were no inheritance of wealth that may be a start to breaking down the barrier between the "have's" and the "have-nots"