Americans Used To Believe They Could Get Things Done. What The Hell Happened?

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If you had to choose a moment in history to be born, and you did not know ahead of time who you would be — you didn’t know whether you were going to be born into a wealthy family or a poor family, what country you’d be born in, whether you were going to be a man or a woman — if you had to choose blindly what moment you’d want to be born, you’d choose now. ~ Barack Obama, 2016

This mood began to take root in earnest when it was supposed to be “morning in America.” Ronald Reagan is often portrayed as a sunny optimist, but he was only optimistic in comparison to the modern conservative. Reagan gleefully portrayed the government as dysfunctional, advancing the market instead as the best alternative mechanism for getting things done. In response to this philosophy the Democrats produced Bill Clinton. He gave us “the era of big government is over” and a sex scandal.

US citizen residing in British Columbia, Canada. Degrees include anthropology and environmental studies. Activism, politics, science, nature.

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