Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The death of Steve Jobs marks the end of American exceptionalism

The death of Steve Jobs marks the end of American capitalism.
The death of Steve Jobs marks the end of American consumerism.
The death of Steve Jobs marks the end of American innovation.

Make no mistake, he was a great man, an influential man, he wasn't perfect, but he didn't need to be.

When a man of his stature passes, it is a forceful reminder, a shock to the American collective- we are mortal, and our time will come.

Some are wondering why this news has hit them so forcefully and emotionally. We only need to look around us, at the depressing headlines to find the answer.
Americans will, and should shed tears for the loss of what Steve Jobs represented- what America once was.

We aren't the same nation we were when Jobs first rose to prominence, if we don't get our shit together, we will never get there again.


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