The American Dream, as defined by, is “The ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American”.   The American Dream is really just that, a dream.  For most, it is unattainable, often because of reasons such as race, health, or the misfortune of being born into poverty.   Are the “opportunities” truly there for “every” American?  I think most of us would agree that that is not the case.  We live in a country that is divided down many ideological lines.   We are deeply divided by race, gender, religion, and looming over all of these issues, income inequality and taxation.

How did we get to the point of realizing that the dream is only a dream?  Many haven’t yet reached that point, but multitudes understand all too well.   Apathy plays a big part.  I have written about our consumer culture and how it has dumbed…

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