Most who take the term ‘deregulation’ to bed at night believe in a principle, some hogwash about initiative and the human spirit, while at the same time they have saluted wealthy criminals and noisy pundits over three decades of suffering decline, faulty game theory and a global restructuring merely for the aid of simple pirates.
Herb Block warned us in 1985. The S&L collapse, Milken’s junk, Ken Lay at Enron, darkened the sky as years went by, but something ominously darker had captured the American voter.
Today’s odd defensiveness, the spit and hate, coupled to regurgitating communist-era sloganeering against socialism and government will not help our society.
Cleaning out board rooms, legislatures and committees might help.
Rethinking the purpose and goals of this great nation is overdue.
We are not a crop of population to be broken into demographics and sales rates.
A little patience, and we shall see the reign of witches pass over, their spells dissolve, and the people, recovering their true sight, restore their government to its true principles. It is true that in the meantime we are suffering deeply in spirit, and incurring the horrors of a war and long oppressions of enormous public debt…. If the game runs sometimes against us at home we must have patience til luck turns, and then we shall have an opportunity of winning back the principles we have lost, for this is a game where principles are at stake. – Thomas Jefferson