I believe that history will mark George Walker Bush as the "Marie Antoinette of the 21st Century."
Bush is proof that Milton Friedman's "free market" gospel, leading to Reagan/Bush "trickle down" economics, was at least partly designed to sustain wealthy, dynastic families -- even through their developmentally stunted children.
Marx described Capitalism as "the primitive accumulation of capital." Yet for much of my own life I believed the advertisements -- that Capitalism was, at least, a meritocracy.
But the Presidency of George Walker Bush is proof that Marx was mostly right, Friedman was mostly wrong and Reagan was a fool, a liar or both.
In the final analysis, I have no fundamental argument with ambition. But lying, cheating, stealing, torturing and murdering are quite another matter. And today, in near perfect but antithetical symmetry with the Reagan Revolution begun in 1980, which I voted for, these immoral and inhuman acts stand as the modern legacy of George W. Bush and his political party.
As human beings, Americans now are morally obligated to work and to sacrifice to undo this legacy.