Goodbye Bing Crosby, Hello George Bush, part 5

Yep, we lost our Cool. Way back there, about the time we lost Bing. Just a coincidence, or was there some connection? What have we here? More than metaphor? I've already suggested that there was a change in mood, a shift in the consciousness of the evolving American Experiment. The war behind us, television aerials on every rooftop, new money floating around—it all brought about a new vision. We got serious. Too serious, perhaps. It was time to get rich, to kick some ass, to make it happen, baby. The smile vanished from our faces; we were singing a new song, raucous now, rocking and rolling, dragging Jesus along for the ride. Money=Power=Politics=A New Kind of Religion. Megachurches moved in

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