The problem of history is what to do with all the people who have no clue what to do with themselves unless they have someone to regiment them. When they propagate and vote, they tend to want to fill the hole with more folks who are like themselves and to pull everyone else into the same hole. Any middle class achiever who wants to get out of the hole and show others how to do the same is ridiculed or hamstrung. The only ones allowed out of the hole are the few who lie so well about how swell the hole is. Those who lie the best get to stand over everyone else and rule. A way to overcome this is with enlightened education. A way to ensure this is not overcome is with the kind of education that is rampant today. Obama's supporters want the entire middle class to be pulled into their hole, and their leaders are there to help them. Just look at Pelosi, Reid, Waters, et al. The Age of Dumbquackiness.