Dispatched by B F Koch
ITITY Current Events Correspondent
We defeated the evil empire and made the world safe for democracy. We eliminated trade barriers and unleashed the vast potential of the free market. We had a budget surplus. We stood on the summit and we all looked forward to the limitless prosperity we so justly deserved.
In the year 2000 the American myth seemed secure. We reinforced the truth of it so readily our delusion came to define us. We refused to believe it could ever fail, yet were unable to perceive the approaching perils we ourselves had set into motion.
Our illusion of invulnerability collapsed with the twin towers. Our self regulating economy self destructed. Our financial system was a scam. The real damage however was not as devastating as the destruction of the dream, and in the disillusion that followed we abandoned everything we valued.
Democrats are determined we can somehow return to our previous status by employing the same policies that got us where we are, while Republicans have irrationally retreated to an appalling interpretation of an imagined past, incessantly sinking into regressive insanity.
We ignore the cost of our foreign occupations. We continue to let lobbyists write our laws and allow corporate criminals to escape accountability. We reject the call for any alternatives, aggressively responding to civil dissent at precisely the time we so desperately need it.