Saturday, September 20, 2008

Just Who Are the Terrorists, Anyway?

If you want to read a legitimate political economist, go read Oyster.  In particular, read his point about Dubya's sudden conversion from a president whose "philosophy" precluded Richard Baker's creative solution to post-Katrina real estate woes in south Louisiana to the guy ready to throw untold billions, in effect, at people who bet wrong on real estate in places like Florida, Arizona, and California.

In his most recent post, Oyster has some fun with Dubya's interest in Doctor Evil.

The President already has leveraged a terrible attack on our country on September 11, 2001, into a "Don't worry, go shopping" War that has cost thousands of American families their loved ones.

Now he and his enablers in the national Democratic Party are using fear to gin up a War on the Meltdown.  What is terrorism if not this (via Oyster)?:
Committee Chairman Chris D0dd on ABC’s “Good Morning America” said lawmakers were told last night “that we’re literally maybe days away from a complete meltdown of our financial system,with all the implications, here at home and globally.”
And this puts me in mind of Randy Newman's song, which I've posted before, about how low we've sunken from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to George Walker Bush:

A President once said,"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself"
Now it seems like we're supposed to be afraid
It's patriotic in fact and color coded
And what are we supposed to be afraid of?
Why, of being afraid
That's what terror means, doesn't it?
That's what it used to mean.

In the end, it's much easier to get a figurative Wall Street bailout than it is to get a literal South Louisiana bailout. Disgusting.

Here is Mr. Newman:

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