We have become a joke

Years ago when Dan Akroyd was on Saturday Night Live he frequently impersonated president Jimmy Carter. In one skit he claimed he had a plan to get the economy into good shape. The plan was to give each American citizen one million dollars. A joke at the time, now we have “stimulus packages” with the government giving away money under the guise of it being good for us.

In 1984 a movie called Footloose, staring Kevin Bacon, was about a town that had outlawed dancing. Intended as a silly and entertaining premise for a movie, at the time the idea of a town making it illegal to dance was unthinkable. Did you know that you can now be arrested for dancing in many public places such as the Jefferson Memorial? Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWeF6lwg4aY

What used to be considered jokes and incidents for entertainment, and things that were considered impossible to happen in the US are now here with us.

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