This is a YouTube video of 12 minutes. James Fallows has the link posted on his blog and I thought it would be good to let local readers know of this. If we citizens like this sort of thing then we need to move out of our personal comfort zones and try to do something about this. I will admit that what to do is the hardest question. Our elected officials - as Paul de Armond explains so well - are pretty immune to our concerns and beholden only to corporate interests. This includes our own Rick Larsen.
When I was young, Americans were very critical of the German people for allowing Hitler to rise to power. I later spent 3 years in Germany while in the Air Force and attempted to learn more about what happened. Well, it happened like this - one step at a time until the people shrugged in frustration over the last step and then the next step was taken. If you try to slowly boil a frog it will simply jump out of the pot. Really. The old adage does not work with frogs. But it seems to work with humans. Yes, she missed her flight.