So I have been reading Atlas Shrugged (voted the most influential book in America next to the Bible in a Library of Congress poll).
I read a passage today, that in light of the election, I thought captured the American mood.
"People don't want to think. And the deeper they get into trouble, the less they want to think. But by some sort of instinct, they feel that they ought to and it makes them feel guilty. So they'll bless and follow anyone who gives them justification for not thinking. Anyone who makes a virtue--a highly intellectual virtue--out of what they know to be their sin, their weakness and their guilt... that is the road to popularity."
In this election year I have felt that neither leading candidate has proposed a solid strategy for America? Can any of us answer what America's 10 year plan is? What we hope to achieve? Can any of us answer what Obama or McCain would say to that question?
I do feel that Obama, more than McCain, is administering the justification for not thinking. Change. Change. Change. That message has lulled the voters to peace in a time of uncertainty and pain. But what will we change and how?