Ted Rall for November 25, 2011
11-18: The day that everything changed. (Woman: I was at Starbucks. I saw it on the cover of the Newspaper.) A shocked nation reeled. (Man: 100 million Americans- 1/3 were poor or near poor. We're a third world country!) (Man 2: Kill the evildooers!) The president railed us to fight a new kind of war. (Barack Obama: We will do whatever it takes- pay any price- even give up our freedoms to cheat and steal- to defeat this clear and present danger.) Pundits demanded extreme measures. (Man: Tortue saves lives. What if a CEO knows that a big layoff is going to go off in 15 minutes?) Other priorities took a back seat. (Man: How can you think about silly wars when 100 million Americans are destitute, you traitor!?) The war on poverty soon became a grim routine. (Barack Obama: Coalition forces have killed the #2 man in the fortune 500.) (Woman: Again?)
I am ashamed, but this is actually a sentiment I could get behind. Besides it would be fun to waterboard a few banker and investment CEOs.