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Yes, the deeper spiritual thinkers among my most treasured friends & associates are all angry at what America has become: a superstore cathedral dedicated to money, power, consumption and the lust for more. The endless triumphs of the moneyed private good over the disenfranchised public good, the pandering to all manner of well-connected special interests, the Roman spectacle of misinfotainment passing as tv news journalism and slaying all possibilities for informed civil debate, and the dozens of profitable banal addictions that keep the masses sedated to the point of spiritual unconsciousness. We might as well replace "In God We Trust" with the more contemporary "Just Show Me the Money". A thoughtful examination of the Subprime Meltdown and the subsequent Great Recession reveals the widespread moral corruption, collusion and unfettered greed that has come to dominate Wall Street, our corporate boardrooms, the financial services sector, and our politicians and watchdog regulators. The Great American Experiment has come off the rails, and most of the civilized world can see that even if we cannot. As Globalism proceeds on its merry way, we shall find our economic power in the world waning evermore, so if our moral power declines as well, then fledgling democracies around the world will find it increasingly necessary to ignore our poor example and go their own way. Right now, they are watching how we handle our Federal Debt Limit: will we share the pain as One People or simply pander to the wealthy once again and throw the newly impoverished masses to the dogs? We shall see...