Thursday, February 03, 2011

Please sir, may I have some more?

I wrote once about how Simon Schama called OBama a victorian in the
modern world. as i look around at the cuts to social programs and the
focus on national debt before citizen welfare i think that it's not
just our pres who is victorian, but the entire political class that is
stuck in 1800's ideas of bootstraps and sacrifice for the underclass
while the upperclass thrives. we are watching them create a modern
potato famine through the calls for austerity. like ireland, we have
more than enough resources, but the wealthy must make their giant
profits to pay their debts before us peasants are considered. i wonder
how long it will be before we start dying lie the irish did, gaunt
with mouths stained green from trying to eat the grass when all the
food was sent to england.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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