A friend forwarded a VERY good article today about earned success and learned helplessness that draws from the author’s, and his Spanish wife’s, experience in Spain and America. The article does not smash America nor fear-monger America’s demise. The article does warn Americans. We are, without definition but clearly in action, a social democracy. Time to start TRULY becoming accountable for oneself rather than allowing government to coddle its citizenry from cradle to grave. Literally.