$ign of the New Patrioti$m
Here is a sign (via The Consumerist) that speaks volumes about what has happened to American civic society since 1980:
The text of the sign reads:”It’s time for you to do your part to stimulate the economy. And there’s no better way to kick the economy up a notch than with a really great pair of pumps. Or a new flat screen TV. Or a fabulous bag. Or whatever you’ve been dying to get your hands on! So don’t delay. CELEBRATE THE STIMULUS. TREAT YOURSELF TO SOMETHING SPECIAL TODAY!”
America, is this really you?