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WHY ARE WE WHERE WE ARE? WHAT HAPPENED TO NUMB THE
AMERICAN CONSCIENCE?

SINCE THE HEADY DAYS OF THE 1960'S, THERE SLOWLY GREW A
COALTION OF THE COMFORTABLE, THE CALLOUS AND THE SMUG WHO
CLOSED THEIR RANKS, AND CLOSED THEIR HEARTS, AGAINST THE CLAIMS
AND CALLS TO CONSCIENCE PUT FORWARD BY THE FORGOTTEN AND
UNREPRESENTED ELEMENTS IN AMERICAN SOCIETY.

IT WAS A TRIUMPH FOR THE NATIONAL NULLIFICATION OF THE
NEEDS OF THE NEEDY AND THE GRATITIOUS GRATIFICIATION OF THE
PREVARICATION AND IMPROPRIETY, OF PIOUS PLATITUDES AND SELF
RIGHTEOUS SWINISHNESS.

TWO ELECTIONS GAVE THEM AWESOME POWER. THE SECOND, A
ROUTE THAT REINSTALLED THE FISCAL FACISTS, THE MERCILESS
MERCHANTS OF THE COST ACCOUNTING SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WELFARISM
IN THE WHITE HOUSE, AND INSURED A FOUR YEAR REIGN FOR MEN
WITH AN ARROGANT CONTEMPT FOR PEOPLE AND THEIR PROBLEMS.

THE LATE AMERICAN BALLADEER WOODIE GUTHRIE ONCE SAID THAT
SOME MEN KILL WITH BULLETS; OTHERS WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN.

COUPLED WITH AN IMPOTENT CONGRESS, THE VETOES, CUT-BACKS,
SHIFTS IN SHARING AND REVERSES IN REVENUE CUT SHARPEST AT THE
PEOPLE AT THE BOTTOM, THOSE WHO LOOK TO GOVERNMENT FOR HELP.

IF THE KENNEDY AND JOHNSON YEARS TAUGHT ANY LESSON AT
ALL, IT WAS THAT GOVERNMENT, UNDER PRESSURE, WOULD MOVE, SLOWLY
AND PONDEROUSLY, ALL TOO OFTEN WITH ALL DELIBERATE

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