Despite all the gloomy forecasts from experts who actually care about facts related to debt, Social Security, Medicare, Medcaide and healthcare consequences from the spanking new law, America is positioned for a grand re-birth. Contrary to theories which reduce man to a defecating pin ball, we actually possess a spiritedness which moves to confound even the brightest political wizards. Politics is forced on us through necessity due to imperfectons in human nature, but the gifts of our better angels are witnessed in the creative production of brave new ideas, things and even worlds. Sometimes the creation is tarnished by megalomaniacal designs, but more often than not, when in the environment of freedom and mutual needs, the creations are generative feats of human advancement in an unfinished world of practically infinite possibilities.
You can feel the tension build up due to dull-minded interventionists blocking the energy, and it's only a matter of time before the statist jam is broken and the energy flows to a new round of creation, investment, transformation and prosperity -- the puny attempts to centrally plan growth into predetermined, politically correct channels are useless acts of modern delusion.
Perhaps the most hopeful change in perspective will result from the tension among the young who are quickly learning that purpose and meaning are largely wasted on statist service through an old-school welfare system, that change is a private matter and committment is free. Opportunities abound to change the private sector from within -- technology, innovative charity and creative insurance/savings arrangements can revolutionize the expression of compassion -- to change the world a person must be an active participant, not merely a voting bloc for a political party. The sharp division between young and old can be bridged when the battle for resources ends and a unified effort begins to produce anough new wealth for everyone to find their niche, security-comfort and preferred lifestyle.
The old idea of fat cats vs young turks is advantageous for political wars, but it misses the real need of cooperation, mentorship and the life-enhancing infusion of new blood and new ideas combined with wisdom of experience. Statist policies have created divisions and wasteful efforts to gain favoritism when the synergy of combined efforts is the real answer.
The State is failing and the private sector is boiling. It's not primarily a problem of unemployment - it's a problem of the need to matter, to be seen, heard and acknowledged -- to participate, to make a difference. Once the public begins feeling lost and insignificant, especially in America, they will rebel, because our needs run deeper than a paycheck and entitlement programs. The creative/expressive energy in America is building to the point of another major change -- the State will either loosen its grip or the people will rip free -- either way, good things are coming.