As of August 2011, fourteen months away from what promises to be perhaps the most polarizing Presidential election in our Nation’s history, we are farther away than we have ever been from having a shared national vision for the future of our country.
Not only do we not have a shared vision, we have no leaders. Worse, our current role models are really anti-heros, whether they be gangster rap visions of get rich or die trying or banksters in boardrooms plundering a government. Both are thugs, both are parasites, they take much and give nothing.
I no longer harbor any quixotic notions, as I did two-and-a-half years ago, about the President stepping forward to articulate a bold vision for America’s future: But somebody sure needs to … and soon.
Oh, someone will. That’s why the left needs to wake up, get active, and put forth some visions.