O, Honestly, blame, blame, blame....beating a dead horse....and exonerating yourself of any responsibility of what's been happening over the last 30 years...who isn't responsible? Eh? AFter the Vietnam War , we Americans have sat on our TV and computer tails in the face of on-going travesties - exploding numbers of lobbyists writing legislation, disintegration of journalistic integrity, mega-mergers, aka monopolies, ignoring the hypocritical "Big government is bad."meme v. Republican expenditures, the increasing callousness of us towards the poor, the elderly, Blacks, unemployed-laid off, the sick, the different - and - our (silent) indifference towards war priorities over infrastructure needs, the absence of an informed, vocal, passionate insistent challenging opposition to outright lies "denial" about climate change.....I'm sick of us, our stupidity, our ignorance, our conscious unwillingness to be adults and acknowledge where each one of us has reneged on our adult responsibilities as a citizen, as an inheritor of legacies that have served millions of us and were hard won - by blood, sweat, tears and millions of hours sacrificed by millions of people - Revolutionary War, Civil War, Underground RR, , Unionizing, Civil Rights Movement, the Sufragetts, Vietnam War Protesters, - I apologize for lacks in my knowledge of history - . I'm angry that we - unlike the French who mass together in protest against what they refuse to accept from their government -we - like spoiled, indulged adolescents who want it all but don't want to put out the effort to stand up for what we want - have sat back when the highly calculated and incremental assault on our democracy (inverted totalitarianism/oligarchy) developed momentum culminating in a "bought" government.