60 Minutes, Sunday, March 6, 2011: HARD TIMES GENERATION
The story brought me to tears. Now my heart aches from anger and disgust. This is not right! How can we be proud to be Americans when our country permits families to sink into tragedy? Is it OK to bail out wall street and general motors, yet allow good American citizens to sink to the fringe of survival?
Here is the story:
It was much worse on TV. There, you watched it in high definition. There, you saw the CBS Money Watch message brought to you by XXX immediately following. There, you gagged at the stream of senseless commercials designed to get people to part with their disposal money.
What about the family that has no disposal money?
What about the politician who is so eager to declare the "recession" to be in recession?
What about the television news magazine that shows the trashing of American values without asking anybody to change it?
Mindlessness is awareness without anger
Depression is anger without action
Determination is action without uncertainty
Fury is the fearlessness of collective consciousness
Trampling the comfortable toleration of human indignity