THIS AMERICAN MOMENT is a commentary on the frustration, challenges, and uncertainty of a people suffering – a people struggling day-to-day to survive economic agenda of America’s Subsistence Trickle-Down Society. “Today I bear witness to the duplicity, iniquity, and pretension of this American Moment; /Today I face the frustration, uncertainty, and despair of a people living ‘in quiet desperation;’ /Today I endure the ordeal, misery, and distress of a proud industrious people; /Today I struggle to survive the betrayal, corruption, and desolation of Deregulation, Free Trade, and the Robber Barons of this American Moment; /Today I know this day is my every day for all my tomorrows.” M.G. Montpelier M.G. Montpelier is a Catholic, Eagle Scout, teacher, genealogist, and retired Federal officer. He is a native of Rouses Point, New York; a graduate of Paul Smith’s College and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh; and in retirement enjoys riding the rails of the world’s classic rail journeys.