You're right, Doug. I should just belly up to the victimhood bar and start sucking on the govt teat, instead of trying to better myself AND my nation. What WAS I thinking.
I believe it is incumbent on ALL of us to get a grip on the "Big Picture." That means understanding how humans think, and their potential motivations. For example, knowing that the Community Reinvestment Act was an attempt to solidify a voting block among poor people (the same folks that had driven out businesses during the 1968 riots) and that if you can't pay for a house, the government should not be changing the rules to help you buy one, is a simple and key concept that even children can understand. But, if you look to the government, you will miss the simple concept of being able to afford something, or not.