Leftofcenter Wrote: Many differing answers here concerning what's gone wrong with America. Clearly , something has. But apparently the answer to the question lies , as Noam Chomsky once put it, "outside the boundary of thinkable thought." The real answer, when glimpsed, seems so overwhelming and the solution so formidable that folks would rather turn their heads and pretend there is some lesser answer that will solve the problem as we go whistling past the grave yard. What went wrong is easy to figure out. One simply looks at the time just prior to change to see what caused it. For everything is cause and effect driven.
Thanks for the response but your answer is simplistic. Of course, everything has a cause and effect The financial collapse of a few years ago
was caused by Wall St. and the banks. Certainly, that was the immediate cause. But it was not the root cause. And since we never address the root cause these fiascos continue to fall on us. It is the system capitalism that needs to be addressed....a system that is spreading havoc at home and around the world. But, it seems to me that, most folks when they look at this fact are so overwhelmed that avert their eyes and pretend that a few simple reforms will slow down the beast. They have come up something the lies outside the boundary of thinkable thought.