It may be time to face the sad fact that this nation has reached the point of no return.
Our economy is out of control, oozing ever deeper into a toxic swamp of worthless assets, bad loans, failed companies and corporate greed.
Our government is frozen by bitter, partisan bickering, led by a charismatic President who finds that translating optimistic rhetoric is all but impossible in the face of political reality.
Every day, thousands upon thousands of Americans join the jobless club, facing uncertain futures where the jobs they once held won’t come back and the companies where they worked may disappear from the landscape forever.
The system that drives this nation is in collapse — a failed dinosaur that cannot cope with rapidly-changing conditions because it is controlled by those wedded to the old, failed ways of the past.
Barack Obama cannot save this nation. Neither can the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, the Libertarians or anyone else on the horizon because each — in their own corrupt way — are contributors to the problem, not saviors looking for real answers.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner unveils a "new" plan for resolving the mortgage and economic crisis but it really is more of the same. Obama doomed his program of "real change" the moment he began stacking is administration with the same old Washington insiders who created the problems that now threaten the future of this country.
The revolution ain’t happening folks because those leading the charge are the same people who got us into the mess in the first place. The Obama administration is not a government of change but a continuation of the failed policies of the past. The budget deficit will soar further into the trillions. Pork-laden legislation will continue to spill out of a corrupt Congress like bile from a festering sore. Lobbyists will continue to control the agenda. More Americans will continue to lose their life savings, their homes and any chance for recovery.
This isn’t a recession. It’s a depression: full blown but destined to get much, much worse.
America isn’t dying. It’s dead, existing only on life-support funded by maxed-out credit cards.
There will be no need to turn off the lights. The energy that ran this once-great nation ran out a long time ago.