Joe Bageant: To the Princes of Gringolia: "If happiness and moral rightness were to be found within the self, then as the most self-centered people on earth, we would be the happiest and most enlightened. And if 'American style individualism' were the hallmark of freedom, there would be no Department of Homeland Security, no government satellites scanning every single email we send and we would be free to visit Cuba."
And so I return to blogging, the mundane, the sublime and anything between that catches my eye. This essay by Joe approaches the sublime. Anyone in oosa ( usa )that thinks we don't have a class system is "...blinded by the light." as bruce would say. "