The movie "Swing Vote" is playing in the background this evening. I was barely paying attention to is as I generally read online or read books in the evening while the spouse watches TV but when I heard this quote, my head snapped up.
"All the world's great civilizations have followed the same path. From bondage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to complacency, from complacency to apathy, and from apathy back to bondage. If we are to be the exception to history, then we must break the cycle, for those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Um, I think we are pretty much towards the far side of the cycle and I hope enough of us will work to break the cycle. Soon.