"When we turned the American dream into a dream about materialism, we disheartened our young, who now are forced to achieve what we've defined as success in a straitened economy," says Ronald Reagan's chief speechwriter.
America: Disheartening Our Young For 50 Years (80? 100? 227?)
Along these lines, the big PR campaign to make the American Dream synonymous with owning a house has been morally and financially disastrous.
Someone pointed out that Maggie Thatcher's one great contribution to society was that she made Crass happen.
Ditto, Reagan and … God, there's so much to choose from. The Dead Kennedys? Government Issue? Uh, Suicidal Tendencies' best single? Let's just lump it into "a solid majority of California hardcore bands" and call it a day.
I'm touched, Dame Noonington, truly touched. Now feel free to STFU forever.
Is this some admission of culpability? Thought not.
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