The legacy of the past 30 years of conservatism and privatization in our nation's government isn't more home ownership or more democracy or a more peaceful world. The end result of right wing conservatism and willy nilly privatisation is the worldwide financial panic.
All the other bad shit, the endless war of terror on Iraq, the demonization of gays and lesbians, the constant state of fear, and the lack of national health care for every American is just the icing on the urinal cake.
We're just now paying the full price of mismanagement. And mark my words, it's going to get worse in some respects before it gets better. But maybe if we're smart, we'll take this great opportunity to rework our version of capitalism and our government. Maybe we can turn them into something that works for all of us instead of just a few of us. But I think in order to do that we need to clean house in Washington and we need to defeat all those who take corporate money to fund their campaigns, which would be just about everyone.