Monday, February 09, 2009

Pitchfork Watch

Barbarians at the gate, here and here.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember watching the Rodney King riots and know knowbody really cares if you destroy your own neighborhoods...move your riot to the mayor's, police chief's, DA's, and Judges' neighborhood and I bet you getting a fair hearing and cutting down on police brutality all of a sudden become more important. As long as the decision makers are able to shield themselves from their actions they will do whatever they please. On the negative side of things you always run the risk of being mowed down by our security state fascists

2/09/2009 12:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always thought CEO's should live in the neighborhoods of their worse plant or office, or where they do business, and drink the water, breath the air, walk down the streets. I realize not all CEO's are irresponsible, but right now, the bad outweigh the good.

"Barbarians at the gate" seems to be a harsh phrase for people just standing up because they want to be treated fairly. Is there a corresponding phrase for these financial leaders that drove our economy off a cliff? Media have been calling the public lambs for years, so it's about time the public wakes up. It is unfortunate but this is the only way corporations and politicians seem to listen and remotely care. Even Bill Gates understands this, which is why he released a jar of mosquitoes at the latest TED conference, to stress the point, there is no reason malaria should affect poor people (with no voice to power and money). Isn't this a "price to pay" you mentioned in a previous entry. Isn't it finally happening, maybe... that those in top positions, that affect so many, and continuously made horrible decisions, brought our economic system down, and still reaped millions over years for creating this mess, might finally be paying a price for their disastrous, unconscionable actions. They have hurt millions of families.

We have the private corporate military, like Blackwater and Halliburton. Icks! There were stories about the military engaging in domestic law enforcement and US Army unit is now training for domestic operations. PS: While there checkout, "Bill Moyers asks: "Why will Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! never show up on 'Meet The Press?'"", and perhaps this is how we got to this point.

2/09/2009 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Barbarians at the gate" seems to be a harsh phrase for people just standing up because they want to be treated fairly."

These people are being treated fairly. That's why they are protesting. They want special treatment to overcome the financial mistakes they made.

While I do not have any mortgage problems, I sure hope the feds send me my $200,000 gift soon.


2/10/2009 10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For every one of those there'll be a dozen of these:

2/10/2009 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really? Barbarians at the gate? I think that we have reached the barbarian's gate, don't you? Mr. Cunning Realist?

2/11/2009 2:47 AM  
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