Saturday, August 07, 2010

Be Afraid Of Oligarchy, Not Obama

The slide to oligarchy is evident everywhere. With the wars bleeding America dry, and the give-away to the rich mentality on the backs of the dwindling middle class, the question on most people's minds (well those that are actually aware this is happening and understand it) is will America stand for this, or will America fight the takeover of their lives by the few rich.

Does anyone doubt that once a society ceases to be able to afford schools, public transit, paved roads, libraries and street lights -- or once it chooses not to be able to afford those things in pursuit of imperial priorities and the maintenance of a vast Surveillance and National Security State -- that a very serious problem has arisen, that things have gone seriously awry, that imperial collapse, by definition, is an imminent inevitability? Anyway, I just wanted to leave everyone with some light and cheerful thoughts as we head into the weekend.
Read the piece. Become aware. Stop the takeover.


Arno said...

See David Michael Green's latest column at the Chimp.
BTW, did you hear what Bob Gibbs said about progressives (DFH's)?
I'm trying to goad you into a rant...

Carrie said...

Yeah, I read about Gibbs' foot in mouth disease. Unfortunately, I had to get to work before I could really pontificate on the issue. Of course, by the time I got home from work, just about everyone on the "professional left" (i.e., blogs) have commented on the stupidity of the Gibbs rant, and even Gibbs himself has tried (badly) to walk this back a bit.

I probably will put up something about it soon, but it's been a busy week and I am severely drained when I get home. Hell, I've even hired my daughter to clean my house and do my dishes and laundry today because I just could not get up the energy to take care of things over the weekend!