We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. — Plato
Just to get into the proper mood…:
A few thoughts: Isn’t Fascism supposed to be easy to take root during economically depressed times when the leaders basically don’t do anything to help? Wasn’t FDR’s great accomplishment keeping government functional, doing or attempting enough to discourage any critical mass of revolution, Fascist or Socialist?
The President of the United States of America speaks:
All you need to know re the March on Washington vs. Glenn Beck’s rally: Progressive vs. Regressive. And, of course, if you can’t tell the difference….
The truth about the teabaggers: They’re no good for America, they’re the destroyers’ shock troops.
Learn how to fight the system here.
The Times caught up to me; What I’ve been saying for months: High unemployment will be with us for at least years if not decades. Do the math. Weak job creation during the Bush prosperity years (based on financial irresponsibility and the housing bubble); significant loss of wealth; businesses looking at depressed sales. Why and how hire now or anytime soon?
And Dr. Doom is wrong; At this point, there really is no significant difference between a double-dip recession and what we have. What’s significant, though, is the failure of Our Leaders to mitigate the crisis or do anything to end it sooner (HAMP for one). Both parties’ leaders did a fine job helping the speculators though. And Obama is handicapped by Republicans’ whose primary goal is helping themselves, at our expense, to ensure he fails so they can be put back in power to continue their destruction of America.
Doomed! This is a great part of the reason why and where we’re (*koff*) heading. Essential reading.
Doomed! History says so.
Doomed! Those in power know better and still do the wrong thing.
[M]y guess is that the president will continue to play it safe, all the way into catastrophe. (Link.)
This actually gives me a little hope. Again, no matter how little I think of Obomba, he is inarguably and significantly better than the alternative.
Atrios errs again: No crisis will spur significant action because Our Leaders are throughly corrupted by the nation’s financial elite, who care solely about themselves. Once every year or two, our votes are wanted and that’s all we’re wanted for.
Katrina; the truth?
It could happen to anyone, if they were stupid enough, maybe distracted listening to Rush Limbaugh or his ilk… — and this happens all the time: