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December 12, 2008

Moving Down A Few Worlds

What's it like to live in the Third World? Well, your elites always make a point of crushing your middle class, both for their own benefit and the benefit of foreign corporations.

By contrast, here in America, our elites...


—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at December 12, 2008 04:32 PM

2big2fail finance got bailed out, and is back 4 more. AIG got Bailed out and then came back 4 more. Big 3 WILL get bailed out and b back 4 more. ALL since September. Going 2 b a really expensive new year, me thinks.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at December 12, 2008 09:46 PM

Our elites?
Who else but the "Power Elite" C. Wright Mills depicted in 1956?
Slightly different composition today, same values and same methods of preparing for entry and managing progress as members.
New elites? Better elites? No elites at all?
Right. When Harvard cheerleaders are better-looking than UCLA cheerleaders, we'll be ready for change you can believe in.

Posted by: onescobar at December 12, 2008 09:51 PM

One Escobar to rule them all,
One Escobar to find them...

Posted by: Save the Oocytes at December 12, 2008 10:18 PM

the TARP always being there for this, i give bailout rebellion 2 high chance of being theater. not that banana republicans have love for their fellowz or nuthin.

Posted by: hapa at December 13, 2008 11:54 AM

We are all familiar with the dictum, which I've seen attributed to Galbraith pere, "Under capitalism man exploits man. And under Communism it is just the reverse."

Less well known is the riddle about the difference between a girl in church and a girl in the bathtub. A girl in church has hope in her soul, whereas a girl in the bathtub is washing herself thoroughly.

Whether we can realistically hope that our system of political economy can be effectively cleansed, whether by our current ruling elite with our new mulatto nominal leader, or by an informed and mobilized citizenry, or some combination thereof -----

As they say, the difficult we do at once - the impossible takes a little longer. Don't hold your breath.

May the Creative Forces of the Universe have mercy on our souls, if any.

Posted by: mistah charley, ph.d. at December 14, 2008 11:41 AM