Thursday, January 23, 2014

QOTD: Charles Pierce

Re the plant explosion in Oklahoma:

Kendrick Houston was brave enough to go back into the fire. Yet too many of our politicians, local and national, don't have the simple stones t stand up to a corporate class that has come to represent nothing but death and pillage. But they will show up at the funerals, boy. They will do that, and they will talk about the indomitable spirit of American individualism, through which people will run back into the fire, and then they will go out onto the stump next fall and talk about how the dead hand of government regulation is stifling that same spirit, and that freedom demands more victims. The American Dream becomes the province of the dead, Moloch with stock options, and that is the country today, where things fall down and things blow up and almost nothing ever changes.

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