Why is it so quiet around here? Because the world is too frigging depressing, thankyewverymuch.
I’ve come to the conclusion that there is absolutely no way to talk to people who can seriously hold an opinion like this:
jeff Joke-oby, you are a racist buffoon. You and your sick rich cohorts run our economy into the ground and make an absolute mega fortune, it all goes bust (as it had to) and then you turn around and blame….Minorities????!!!?? You must be kidding me! The depths of your unreason know no bounds. You should be ashamed of yourself, You Rush Limbaugh clone…perhaps the Mexican laborers who built your McMansion brought a mutated strain of bubonic plague over the border and infected the entire financial system with evil immigrant nefarious virus stuff. Whatever Jeff, face it. YOU LOST. REAGAN LOST. THE FREE MARKET LOST. Your days of sucking the peoples blood to make your points and those of your corporate masters are OVER. Now go get a real job. (IF you can find one).
That bit of sparkling commentary was in response to Boston Globe writer Jacoby’s column on the actual cause of the current “financial crisis,” namely the subprime mortgage boom as pushed by left-wingers dating back to the Carter administration.
Clearly nothing Jacoby cited in his article is actually true, according to the above commenter, and it’s actually those of us who have been successful over the past few decades that are at fault here. For being successful, yes.
Note the key phrases, “sucking the people’s blood” and “corporate masters.”
I have friends who espouse the ideals of socialism, and the only way we stay friends is if we refrain from talking politics….but how long is that going to work, when our ideologies are diametrically opposed? I simply Can Not Understand why someone would subject themselves to the State on anything, but then I was always mortally offended by seat belt laws. The State has no right to tell me if I may die or not, goddammit.
What do you suppose it is about the regimes of Lenin, Mao Zedong, Castro, Hussein and Chavez that inspire emulation? Could it be the widespread poverty? Or maybe the decrease in personal freedoms has some appeal?
“It won’t be the same, here, we’ll be DIFFERENT!”
Yeah, in centuries of experimentation it has not been different. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. End of story.