I don't consider the current situation as apocalyptic -- an apocalypse would be a hell of a lot more fun.<quoted text>
...I still dont buy in to the APOCALYPTIC characterization regarding the scope of the problem (govt spending is SO out of control that you have to burn down the village to save it)...
I don't advocate burning anything down. I'm saying that if you desire a change in the system you can't make any change with the current entrenched leadership in EITHER party. They have too much at stake perpetuating the current system.
Two parties, with different ideological bents, gorging a the same trough.