Is all the joy in the memories? Have we really been "going to hell in a hand basket" all this time? Somehow the real world seems to have been appropriated by some diabolical cosmic cartoonist.
Personally, I thought that the Occupy Movement brought a fresh breeze down Main Street. It just didn't last.
Now we have perpetual war, failing health care, a crumbling infrastructure, politics of hate and division and a warming planet. That's not the bad news. They have managed to divide us into two basic camps so that only half of us believe all that. To make matters worse, we're the optimists.
Culture seems to move in fits and starts. Me? I'm having a fit here, waiting for a start.