A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves. ~ Edward R. Murrow
“…while we’ve all heard stories about how much waste and inefficiency there is in our military spending, this is always portrayed as either “corruption” or simple inefficiency, and not what it really is — a profound expression of our national priorities, a means of taking money from ordinary, struggling people and redistributing it not downward but upward, to connected insiders, who turn your tax money into pure profit.
“…the basic dynamic is transnational companies raiding the cash savings of the middle class.
“These fantasy elections we’ve been having — overblown sports contests with great production values, decided by haircuts and sound bytes and high-tech mudslinging campaigns — those were sort of fun while they lasted, and were certainly useful in providing jerk-off pundit-dickheads like me with high-paying jobs. But we just can’t afford them anymore.”
Economic Realities Are Killing Our Era of Fantasy Politics
“Corporate America is going to have to reinvest in our society. It’s that simple.”