3/04/2009

The American Ruling Class, Lol Yoga

"......As was true in the early years of the Republic,
the country is governed by a commercial oligarchy, and the citizen
who cannot afford the luxury of a contrary opinion learns of necessity,
to dance the
beggars waltz."


Trippy film by
essayist Lewis Lapham, a satirical look at the ruling class. Does it exist? Who gets in and how.
Watch for
, Bill Bradley, Harold Brown, Hodding Carter III, William T. Coleman, Jr., Walter Cronkite, Barbara Ehrenreich, Vartan Gregorian, Doug Henwood, Mike Medavoy, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., John Perkins, (a.k.a., the economic hit-man) Samuel Peabody, Pete Seeger, Lawrence H. Summers, Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr., William Howard Taft IV, the late Kurt Vonnegut and Howard Zinn.


I am hoping Mr. Lapham is working on a new film to explain how the wealthiest 1% of the population is getting away with sticking the other 99% of non-wealthy, with an outrageous bill of historic proportions, and for a party the 99% weren't invited to?.........seriously, how does that work?!
Why is our government enriching the rich? And rewarding irresponsible, if not fraudulent, criminal, behavior with what looks like job security for the very guys that created the mess.

What kind of crazy logic says, you money experts/bankers have become obscenely wealthy while bankrupting the banks, claimed financial Armageddon without fast bailout bucks, then lost or misplaced the money while asking for more, and for some nutty reason, we are going to continue to trust you......




One unerring mark of the love of truth is not entertaining any proposition with greater assurance than the proofs it is built upon will warrant.
John Locke


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2 comments:

Still Life Living said...

I like your blog. Although I have just skimmed your posts, you have some good stuff expressed. I think you are doing a pretty good job threading the needle of reality. Congratulations and good luck.

md said...

hi,
thank you and welcome to my notes, I look forward to your input.

as a dakini I can speak the unthinkable, and the wild and contrary, without too much worry, after all, I'm just a dakini, not an economist, banker or financial expert........the guys that created the chaos.

btw: where's the money?!!!

...the money to AIG, the banks, all the money pulled out of the stock market...where is it?...this is the next post question ;)


be well!