I wonder what that mumbo jumbo is code for. What's the esoteric message, the dog whistle everybody but me can hear?
Now, with the economy in free fall and likely to get worse, Americans — despite their suffering — have an opportunity to reshape the society, and then to move it in a fairer, smarter and ultimately more productive direction. That is the only way to revive the dream, but it will take a long time and require great courage and sacrifice, Herbert says.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Wake Me When It's Over
I'm going to stick this Bob Herbert column on Reviving The Dream away in a corner of The Hive for future reference. Herbert sums up the political and economic history of the last 40 years from the viewpoint of the middle and lower economic "classes" pretty well. It might have been helpful during the election if Herbert had pointed out the dangers inherent in Democratic candidates kow-towing to the Reagan myth instead of confronting Reaganism directly as Jesse Jackson, followed by Bill Clinton, did. But that's water under the bridge, and, clearly, Herbert had a different agenda back then.