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Are we really in trouble, as a nation, as a civilization? We probably are. But on a much larger scale, we merely happen to be living participants near the end of a Democratic Cycle. Democracies have not been proven to exist as permanent forms of government. They can only exist until the electorate discovers, aided and abetted by elected officials, that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury — where we currently are in 2008. It is no coincidence that several years of massive tax cuts and skyrocketing CEO compensation have both occurred under Bush's watch. From that point onward, the majority tends to vote for, and elected officials tend to appoint those candidates and appointees promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that democracies tend to collapse over loose fiscal policy (begun in the last 15 or so years of U.S. {and other global} banking deregulation, followed by a U.S. $700 gazillion bailout, which will not be anywhere near enough as we shall all soon see), followed by socialism, class war, and dictatorship. The dictatorship might be benign, but the odds are it will be hostile.

Great nations rise and fall. People go from bondage to courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, and from dependence back again to bondage.

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