Monday, October 17, 2011

What's Wrong With This Picture?

Playful? Against the most sophisticated and deepest police state in human history? Against the most vicious and selfish money class?

Chris Hedges aside, my hunch is that things have become so bad, that normal political action has become so delinked from consequence, the only chance for a weakening of Corporate suffocation is to start making Jamie Dimon, Ben Bernanke, Lloyd Blankfein, Tim Geithner, Larry Summers, Brian Moynihan, Hank Paulsen, Dick Fuld, John Mack, John Thain and all their apparatchiks very physically uncomfortable.

One year later, the permanent Egyptian comprador class is stronger and more entrenched than ever. And whatever happened to all that jumping and yelling in Wisconsin? (Besides the carceral anti-union laws going into effect.)

France, Russia, Mexico, Cuba, South Africa, the Congo, China, Iran, Algeria, Nicaragua, the antebellum South -- all successful revolutions against much weaker established states than USA 2011. And not one of them playful.

A Kent State/Jackson State event may be in the offing. Then back to iPhone apps?

Once again, Mr. Twain:
"There were two 'Reigns of Terror', if we could but remember and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other had lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon a thousand persons, the other upon a hundred million; but our shudders are all for the horrors of the momentary Terror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror of swift death by the axe compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty and heartbreak? A city cemetery could contain the coffins filled by that brief terror that we have all been so diligently taught to shiver at and mourn over; but all France could hardly contain the coffins filled by that older and real Terror -- that unspeakable bitter and awful Terror which none of us has been taught to see in its vastness or pity as it deserves."