The one monkey wrench in all this is the press. Even in the 60's and early 70's there was at least an attempt at some factual reporting without all the obvious bias we see today. As far as the press is concerned, the gloves are off. Also, people used to read, now they get their news from Colbert. Conservatives represent eating your spinach and going to bed at a decent hour in an entertainment and escapist society. I am afraid it will take a total collapse for people to wake up, and even then it will be blamed on anyone except the liberal elite. Texas needs to dust-off their old flag of the republic, because it will be the only state left that isn't bankrupt.