stockingfull wrote:The sky is not falling. We had an election -- as fair an election as we've ever had, and a lot fairer than some. The choice the electorate made in that election was for a course change and that's what we're going to get. That's exactly why we have elections.
For some, that course change may seem to be toward a cliff. For many of us, it's away from one. Only time will tell whether one path is much better or worse than the other.
But the speculation about fundamental "societal breakdowns" is pretty loony, especially considering that the ship hasn't left the dock yet.
The sky is not falling.
My belief that we are an empire in serious decline has nothing to do with the election or pres-elec Obama. IMO, it's due to a breakdown of the social, moral and ethical fabric of our country. I could list a hundred examples but don't have the energy right now. I also think it's virtually irreversable. We are self destructing and will eventually collapse from within.
On those cheery notes, I think I'll check the "My Favorite Brewery" thread and get a recommendation for a new beer to try tonight.