«All of which makes you wonder: how many more countries will it take? How many more nations will have to, for example, prove that gun licensing works, or that gay-marriage legislation is a moral imperative, or that health care for all is mandatory for a nation's well being, before America finally looks at itself and says, whoa, damn, we are so silly and small and wrong? Is there any number large enough? After the announcement that gay Chinese and gay Russians may legally marry and grow lovely gardens of marijuana as they all get free dental care, will America remain terrified of nipples and queers?»
Apparently the power class in the US long ago decided that it didn't want a society -- it wanted something better -- it wanted an economy. That's TV-ese for a big circle-jerk based on grifting people and then yelling on Fox News about how they had it coming.
I want a think tank, for promulgating these ideas. I want to call it the Stealy McRobs US Enterprise Better More Gooder Liberty Freedom... um... Tank!