Saturday, February 6, 2010

Why Are Americans Passive ...?

Why Are Americans Passive as Millions Lose Their Homes, Jobs, Families and the American Dream? By Harriet Fraad

"Within that morality Clinton committed an impeachable crime by lying about having sex with an intern, while Bush and Cheney did not commit impeachable crimes by lying about the threat from Iraq and thus causing the deaths of over four thousand U.S. soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, or by torturing prisoners. It is not considered immoral to spend between six billion and twelve billion dollars a week on the war in Iraq while cutting school and social programs for needy families because "there is not enough money." The secular morality that made America a proudly democratic and egalitarian nation has deteriorated. We are experiencing a national moral, ethical, and spiritual crisis."

Read the rest of this article for the author's view on the litany of woes that have hammered the American dream since the 70's.

She paints a dismal, but hardly complete picture, of despair in America. And she doesn't explore the root causes well enough. For that you have to turn elsewhere. Start with googling "neocons", the gang who jumped into power during Reagan's administration and have held (our) power since, and then connect the dots.


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