The American Dream
a: The american dream ~
b: a belief in Santa Claus
What: "When I see those who contribute nothing to society getting further and further ahead while my parents, whom I have seen work their asses off my whole life, drift further and further behind, I find that belief in the American Dream is like a belief in Santa Claus - a story told to kids to keep them in line". This was a reader letter on Andrew Sullivan's blog. I really hate to agree with this guy, but at this point he's closer to the truth than a lot of people want to admit.
Date: Oct 15 2010 6:42 AM
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