The American Dream?
The core of the rot that permeates our society is the
deep sense of purposelessness generated by the American Dream. Our
social instability is caused by a steady erosion of standards and
Sadly, we are guilty of foreclosing our own future...
Our landscape, our environment, our society as a whole has little
sense of value for the community and/or very few of us have the innate
civic responsibility to maintain the connectedness of our neighborhoods...
We (as Americans) are conditioned to live in a wasteland
of sprawlscape with little sense of hometown pride and are rarely
nurtured to develop a quiet yet sincere bond with our local community..
Everybody is out for himself... There is no one to
lookup to anymore! CEOs steal millions on a daily basis (and little
see real jail time); political leaders lie through their teeth; small
town cohesiveness is constantly being destroyed by big box retailers
and short-lived ugly strip malls [http://www.deadmalls.com/];
while music and the arts are delegated to a remote dusty corner of "dubious
social value" in our education system.
Meanwhile, slimeballs rise to the top,
honest hardworking citizens are outsourced, displaced (law of eminent
domain) and relegated to menial labor (or worse) just to survive...