Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

You can't fool all of the people all of the time



Here's an acute observation from a commenter on Paul Krugman in today's New York Times:


Steve
Boston, Massachusetts
March 16th, 2011
5:35 pm
The hope that I cling to when I hear about the nonsense coming from the right in this country: no amount of propaganda can make the truth untrue. Eventually, trickle down economics will finish eroding the middle class out from underneath the economy and the collapse will be so spectacular that it will be 70 years before anyone can suggest it again and be taken seriously (about how long it's taken for people to be able to blame the Great Depression on the New Deal and still be taken seriously). That's the one constant throughout history - regimes that rely on disinformation and propaganda to mislead the masses all eventually fall sooner or later. When the top 400 Americans already hold more financial wealth than SIXTY PERCENT OF AMERICANS COMBINED, Fox News can only hold back the tide for so long.

My hope is that we've begun to turn the tide and can prevent this spectacular collapse from happening. I would hate to see the amazing new energy of people in Wisconsin, Ohio, and across the land have come too late to do us any good.

2 comments:

Cletis L. Stump said...

My hope as well compadre.

tbelwin68 said...

That picture is definitely worth a thousand words! ROTFLMAO