thejumbledmind

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The American Dream, as defined by Dictionary.com, 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.

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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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