Friday, January 15, 2010

Screaming into the Wind

Do you ever feel like you're screaming and no one is listening?

This is what I thought all along. Paul Krugman of the NY Times echos my sentiments.

All reasonable people, who can add 2+2 and read a newspaper every now and then can clearly see that major banks, financial institutions, and business "leaders" don't have a flipping clue. They think this recession is just a "natural cycle of the economy". Along with years of stupid short-sighted greedy deregulation, those who run our financial institutions have been fiddling while Rome burned.

So I'm standing here, a piddling nothing in the grand scheme, screaming FOUL and no one hears. I'm pounding on the gates of the castle demanding my taxes back, while the Kings and Princes are anointing themselves with expensive oils and staging drunken orgies on my dime. My children grow hungry while theirs grow fat and lazy.

And who will DO anything about this? The Democrats? The Republicans? They are all chained to the Jabba the Hut of banks and corporate interest. Religious Leaders? They are too busy growing rich and playing politics.

Will the human condition of the haves and have-nots ever change?

What are we to do?


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Revolt. That's what we need to do. Replace career politicians who are tied to corporations with liberal progressives who will break up multi national corporations.

michaelg said...


Kireliols said...

What Would Angie Dickinson Do? Well, MG, I think she'd put on her policewoman uniform and KICK SOME SERIOUS ASS!

Life As I Know It Now said...

In the past revolution was the answer. Now I wonder if we could have a revolution in this country at all. Military power is so much more powerful than any group, however large, of us. And who owns the military?

michaelg said...

It was another Angie I was thinking of, but Angie Dickinson is a waaaaay better choice. :O)

Churlita said...

So true. I grew up in government housing and worked my way through college. With as expensive as tuition is now, I don't know if my daughters will even be able to do that.It's getting harder and harder for people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.