Feb. 21st, 2011

krislaughs: (obama smile)
On the protests in Wisconsin

There’s a bitter irony here. The fiscal crisis in Wisconsin, as in other states, was largely caused by the increasing power of America’s oligarchy. After all, it was superwealthy players, not the general public, who pushed for financial deregulation and thereby set the stage for the economic crisis of 2008-9, a crisis whose aftermath is the main reason for the current budget crunch. And now the political right is trying to exploit that very crisis, using it to remove one of the few remaining checks on oligarchic influence.

So will the attack on unions succeed? I don’t know. But anyone who cares about retaining government of the people by the people should hope that it doesn’t.

I say my conscience because it's less that I worship every word from his blog (though sometimes I feel like I do) and more that, like a conscience, every time I consider arguments that are fabricated by a certain powerful faction in this country, he reminds me why I'm a progressive liberal in the first place.

POWER to anyone demonstrating against Gov. Walker. You rock like an Egyptian.


In other words, new Being Human tonight! Who's with me?

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