Vox.com has a very good color clip of 1945 Berlin - in ruins but struggling for normalcy. Imagine an alternative history in which some right-wing politicians had instituted an austerity budget in America thereby preventing the Marshall plan. Think of what that would have meant for our national security in the impending cold war. And lastly think of how our current budget-cutters are threatening the survival of our Democracy by their policies promoting economic inequality. We did better in 1945. We did what was right. And we should do it again ... here at home.