Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pitchfork time?

If you live in Greece, Spain, Israel, the United Kingdom or pretty much anywhere in the Arab world, chances are you have already polished up your pitchfork.  Rumblings have even started here in the United States (and might even amount to something if the chattering classes decide to leave the herd long enough to realize that joining them would be more effective than dismissing them as so many "dirty hippies").

So what's going on?  You know something is up if Americans -- even the "loony left" -- are taking (possibly, maybe) to the streets.

An article in today's New York Times has one intriguing answer:  " is worthless".

Wouldn't it be ironic if President Barack Obama goes down in history not as the man who fought for universal health care or the president who signed DADT out of existence but rather as the man who campaigned on hope and change only to prove the hollowness of those words in a world ruled not by politicians but by the plutocrats on Wall Street and those of similar ilk in every capital around the globe?

Put another way:  what do you suppose it would take to have anyone actually go to jail for driving the global economy off a cliff?  Apparently having a Democrat in the White House isn't enough.

As in so many cases, I believe Mel Brooks sums it up best:

[Blazing Saddles clip source:  You Tube.]