Please read this op-ed by Bob Herbert. I could not have said it better. Frankly, I think we deserve everything we are about to get but do our children and their children deserve it? If they survive and I really mean this question, they will hate us for what we did to their future by our shameful greed, neglect, ignorance and laziness.
I blame our political leaders a lot whom I think are not much better than a bunch of gangsters but we all of us (me included) are their enablers. I was misguided in thinking that Barack Obama could lead us out of the mess we are in. But he is just one more politician. Yes, better than most I guess not not willing to loose in the short term even of that means that we all loss much more in the long term. Maybe we would have been better off if McCain had won because then many of us would have been motivated to form some kind of opposition to the madness that is Washington. But then again would it have mattered much. I guess if we we want to put meat into Earth Day for instance, we have to put meat into Earth Day and have a barbecue.