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If the 1980's was the "decade of greed" I can't imagine what that would make the 1990's. Don't get me wrong; I am as capitalist as they come but when I reflect back on the 1990's, in all candor I come to the conclusion that that was the decade where we sold our souls as a nation. It doesn't get anymore selfish then that.

Looking back, I see how we got so caught up in our greed, to such a prodigious extent, that ANYTHING, no matter how immoral it was, we were willing to defend the INDEFENSIBLE, all in the name of THE ECONOMY-STUPID. The small few who were outraged, were treated as if they were the ones who had character flaws. They were treated with disdain for implying that Character counted or had ANY place in our government. All that mattered was our back pockets.

Personally, I believe in divine providence. Many people, even those who don't believe in God, believe that there is some kind of "cosmic justice" or carma or whatever. I see the ramifications of our decisions coming back to us. I believe that this country will reap what we have sown and it will be manifested in our ECONOMY.

Is that a bad thing? Sometimes we NEED a wake up call to get back in line, to put things into perspective. Sometimes we have to fall hard - in order to recover. Sometimes SUFFERING builds great character. Look how far we have fallen as a nation. Try to compare the character of the babyboom generation forward to those who suffered the great depression. There is NO worthy comparison.

Whatever it takes to get the attention of this once great nation, whatever it takes to restore our souls, I think is a good thing.
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