Today, David Brooks writes an op-ed in the NY Times about the elites, how they're in denail about the fact that they are elite, and the sad state of corruption in our corporate, financial and government institutions. One thing he does not address though, is how our state dictated educational system has laid the ground work for neatly and subtly separating the young from their inate sense of morality. I know there are those of you who think humans are naturally selfish, or immoral, and have to be schooled into socially benign beings. Here's the rub. It seems to me, the most "schooled" among us have fallen into an attitude of success uber alles, leaving behind any sense of morality, coupled with their denial that they are even elites! What a f*@%#ing mess, huh? I say the future belongs to anyone who is NOT a hard driven, working to be wealthy, working to get that treasured spot at the best university, to get the best job at the bank, mainstream news station, utility coporation, etc. Nothin wrong with hard work, but what and who are you working for? Maybe the future belongs to the small, organic farmer...who's fighting to keep Monsanto's seeds off his land, or to the mother, raising her child to be moral, strong and to service to the world and its people....you fill in the rest. For now, here's David's article.