Why aren't more Americans outraged at this "Shock and Awe" takeover. That is the question I have. I am an or used to be upper middle class professional family, we are hearing more stories here in the trenches of people losing their jobs, barely hanging in there, and the prices of things aren't going down either. As a therapist, I am dependent on people with decent jobs having income to be in their comfort zone to pay me. I have never been so slow, I feel like I am on a sinking ship. Are we in denial? After all Reagan was an actor, it seems he will play his role eternally - inspiring this country to continue to buy his modern day message of prosperity when behind the curtain it reeks of burn, "rape" and pillage, will this become in History a modern day version of the Dark Ages? I worked really hard to become a professional, dedicated to helping people, years of education and sacrifice. If this is where it ends so be it, but what a waste. I voted and believed in Bill Clinton, he sold us out, and now they in Washington are finishing the job. Hope they enjoy the planet. Thanks for your summary of what my family knew since the 70s. Regan ruined California, and now it has spread to ruin the world. I am really scared and afraid that we are at the end of the greatest experiment attempted, after 8000 years of terror. Everything I have learned about trauma is proving true, it just endlessly repeats itself.