Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pessimism

We are so fucked.

A few of Obama's top contributors for his presidency campaign:

Goldman Sachs $955,223
JPMorgan Chase & Co $642,958
Citigroup Inc $633,418
UBS AG $505,017
Morgan Stanley $483,523

The elites will not stop until they have destroyed us all. They have never learned the lessons of the past and so don't fear the consequences of their actions. They will loot the country of every dime because Americans are too passive and clueless to stop them. What happens then, I have no idea.

3 comments:

Dillon said...

Americans are too passive and clueless to stop them.

The media isn't helping. I watched a CNBC interview of Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Taleb on CNBC (via TPM). Taleb and Roubini outline serious fundamental problems with the economy and financial system, and the CNBC hosts pooh-pooh them and ask for stock picks.

One of my biggest pet peeves is the way that intelligent people are so often treated with contempt by the media, while brain-dead idiots like Joe the Plumber are given a platform for their 'ideas'.

klatydob said...

It depends on which lessons we're talking about. From social disruption followed by the economic problems of the 70s they learned that civil liberties were far too numerous and far too expensive, not to mention in conflict with the timeless economic lesson that the comfort of the rich depends upon an abundance of the poor. As for the consequences, well, they've been mitigating those ever since.

Susan of Texas said...

I saw that interview; they're just embarrassing. Erin Barnett has been cheerleading the economy for years, and to see her try to look serious is a bit jarring.

My understanding is that there was a lot of fear of the rabble uprising in the 30s, after the revolutions that had swept the globe. Our elites fear the mob, but not enough.