Sunday, February 8, 2009
I am posting my slightly amended response to the most recent piece over at the Sudden Debt blog.
Thanks for the heads up on yet more disgraceful and shameless spending of Uncle Sam's (our) money. Let me cut right to the chase. Going forward, the U.S. stands an excellent chance of seeing massive social upheaval the likes of which no one alive has ever experienced. Why? Because folks in power are going too far in their blatent looting and disregard for the rule of law.
So, having said that:
If there's a march on D.C. that goes right up the steps of the Capitol and into the halls of Congress, sign me up. If there's some serious civil disobedience being planned in response to the kleptocratic behaviour of our public serpents, who are almost all either lackeys to, or cowed by, private sector interests, I am there. How about you? Are are you going to tell me it's all a waste of time? Save your breath.
Here's how I feel. Do you want a different government-not just one where only the names change-then we are all going to have to trample the grass on the lawn, big time? Clearly fear, fear of the gut wrenching, knock kneed, bowel loosening sort is the only thing our elected and appointed officials in D.C. will respond to.
I'm awfully sorry, but faxing your congressman or congresswoman just won't do, no matter how often and how irate you sound, no matter how right you may be, or have been, "they" aren't going to be moved until "they" have something coming at them that looks unmistakably like it has every intention of leaving them flat on their backs and writhing in agony. Perhaps you think my jeremiad sounds a tad intemperate. So be it. I personally have no interest in getting "them" to do what they ought to have done a long time ago. I want them removed, out, gone!