I write this entry in response to your cruel, and ignorant article called "MONEY FOR IDIOTS".
The nation’s economy is not just the sum of its individuals. It is an interwoven context that we all share. To stabilize that communal landscape, sometimes you have to shower money upon those who have been foolish or self-indulgent. The greedy idiots may be greedy idiots, but they are our countrymen. And at some level, we’re all in this together. If their lives don’t stabilize, then our lives don’t stabilize.
First off, you are a coward. Do you even realize what you are saying? By that quote, you are saying that those responsible should not be punished and thrown in jail for economic treason???? Welcome to corporatist America where the top 1% (people like you) control 90% of what is going on in this country. It is people like you that brought our economy to shit, applauds the manipulation of markets, the corruption of government, and the systematic repression and exploitation of the poor.
I'm not a communist as such I believe in capitalism so long as we as American citizens have strong regulations and every one of us has our eyes WATCHING our government and call for stronger protections against corporate interests. I am anti-corporation and I'd like to see "business as usual" and the people that support them eradicated off the face of the earth.
I also support the idea of EVERY American being armed to the teeth (call it a citizen army if you will) to be prepared to fight the top 1% of the crooks.
The bad guys are WALL STREET all the way to CEOs of very evil companies like the recently renamed BLACKWATER now XE Corporation and other companies Monsanto.
It is these people, not the true conservative or religious right that think that they are holding every one of us hostage. Make no mistake Mr. Brooks, we will have a violent French Revolution here in the U.S.A. and when that does happen, these people that you so steadfastly suckle and cater to will be facing the collective guillotine.
300 years ago, French society found out what the poor majority working class thought about a one-sided system that screwed them while benefiting the small but very wealthy elite of the country.
I was talking to a friend at a local watering hole one night about politics and he said something that really brought up a very interesting thought.
He said that "The rich in this country have very little to fear because of soldier-for-hire companies like XE that are protecting them." I said in response to him that 300 years ago the wealthy elite French arrogantly thought the very same thing and they were protected (or so they thought) until they were deserted and saw violent mobs bring many of their colleagues to justice by beheading them.
Too many people are extremely angry at what has happened over the last 80 years including the most recent of events. How is it that you can even sleep at night knowing that there are so many people in this in this country alone facing huge debt and they have little or no way of getting of it? Many cannot even find work as many jobs are shipped overseas???
We may not live to see it but history is about to repeat itself in United States. Justice will be served. The sad part is that many people will die when this does come.
I mean think about it. So many people across this country (never mind the rest of the world) are facing financial ruin at the hands of crooks of the financial sector and the banking system, while these same scum of the earth that you feel deserve a break are walking away with their pockets filled with unimaginable wealth. I have hatred against the banks, WALL STREET, and corporations that have created this bullshit "free market/globalization" idea which is nothing more than covert operation to make an insane amount of wealth for a few on the backs of the many.
That is the biggest PONZI scheme of the 21rst century that was devised in the 19th.
Where the hell is the help people like me need? People need well-paying jobs, health care, and to be out of debt. Why are you on the side of the people that are directly responsible for the failure last year??????