This article was written on February 12, 2011 for NCRenegade.com. I think people should reread it and consider whether we wasted 10 years or had more ten years to prepare:
The five stages of the grieving process described below is a commonly accepted way by which people deal with grief and tragedy, especially when diagnosed with a terminal illness or facing a life changing loss. It was first introduced by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross in her 1969 book, On Death and Dying. I propose that it is what many U.S. citizens are going through today in light of the strong socialist movement taking over much of our country.