When the dream died

Badtux the Snarky Penguin

It’s hard to pinpoint a time at which the dream died. If you look at the numbers, the American Dream died in February, 1973. But why was that possible? Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that one of the last decent men to run for higher office, George McGovern, had been defeated in November 1972, leaving the way open for the money men and criminals (oh wait, I’m being redundant again!) to pursue their goal of destroying the American Dream for their own profit. Instead of being a nation where makers were celebrated, where it was understood that wealth was produced by workers, we became a nation where looters were celebrated — looters whose wealth had been produced by the workers they were ripping off with the help of those in power like Richard Nixon, a man so twisted that Hunter S. Thompson famously noted “he…

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