Sunday, December 14, 2008

"It's Good to Be the King."

As we all go apoplectic over a certain Illinois governor, Frank Rich in his column today reminds us that he's really just a small time hood. Our corporate and political leaders have committed really big time crime on the scale of billions of dollars and thousands of lives. And will they ever see any kind of reckoning for it all? 
Hell no. 
It's all the rest of us wage slaves who will pay for the clean up and be left standing holding the bag. The world is so admirably arranged for those who already have everything. It really is good to be the king.

And what do the people who own and run the United States really think of all the rest of us?
"Sire, the peasants are revolting!"
"You said it! They stink on ice."

Class war?  Damn right!  And guess which class has been winning that war for the last 30 years?


it's margaret said...

You always hit the damn nail on the head.

Thank you Counterlight!

PseudoPiskie said...

Well, Madoff is appropriately named - Made-off with lots of people's wealth and perhaps some folks' sanity. Nice to see someone other than us scammed for a change. Greed is an inclusive tempter.

Counterlight said...

Speaking of Madoff, there's still another scandal here with a big time corporate law firm where the head of the firm ended up defrauding his partners and embezzling funds for many years. I can't remember the name.
No one knows who's honest and who's crooked anymore. So, the entire economy grinds to a halt.