They will still get their yearly multimillion dollar bonuses, and Tiny Tim will continue to wait for Scrooge to bring a Merry Christmas to those who work hardest, yet reap the fewest rewards.
In the real world, there is no such Ghost of Christmas past, nor is there likely to be one anytime soon. Yes, we can? How about no, we can't?
The difference these days can be traced back to a classic MLK speech, where he said that he yearned for a day when people would not be judged not by the color of their skin, but rather by the content of their character. These days, you can just as easily swap the whole "color of their skin" thing for the size of their pocketbook. Or rather, the lack thereof. It's all about economics.
I have lots of friends whose political leanings come down on either side of the ideological spectrum. My conservative friends (at least the ones who haven't been blinded by their religious views), believe that progressive Democrats want to lead us into a world where a socialized state mandates everything from your choice of a doctor to your personal grocer. Shudder the thought...
My liberal leaning friends, on the other hand, see a vast right-wing conspiracy where Big Brother stands with goose-stepping nationalists standing at the ready to march us off into ill-advised wars, concentration camps, and worse. Where that light in your bedroom may just conceal a camera, and where your bookshelf could come under the scrutiny of the neo-fascist police.
It's all such bullshit.
In reality, the bottom line is that it all comes down to economics. That's the real truth. It's about the haves and the have-nots. And right now, the "haves" are doing everything they possibly can to make sure that peasants like you and me continue to have not.
There is no New World Order waiting in the wings to shrink us all down to a population of the right wing elite, much as the Bush and the Clinton bashers would like you to believe. And there is no left wing conspiracy to make us all slaves to an all-encompassing state that tells where and when we can take a piss.
It's about the money. As in you and me, baby. Gay marriage? Abortion? It's all bullshit, designed purely as a distraction. The real battle is about who is going to make the money, and who is not.