Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny
"When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing - when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors - when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you - when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed." Ayn Rand
Is it possible we have arrived at such a place, and that through our conditioning we fail to recognize it?
I'm sure the purveyors of cronyism (aka crony capitalism) and the "banksters" are smiling in approval of the job well done by puppets whose strings they ultimately control.
Food for thought. Reality? You be the judge.