And when you are possessed of the illusions of Disneyland sanitized Murica, there's always that Downhill you mention - to Fear.

The Homo-bashing callow male? - well, we know what That Fear is about. Ditto the Fundamentalist - My (S)creed is dying out! Hate Louder !! yada

Especially when you look around and notice that your 'sliding' is accelerating.. Maybe what the Murican Dreamer hates most then, is Gravity?