"The wealthy, not only by private fraud but also by common laws, do every day pluck and snatch away from the people some part of their daily living. Therefore, when I consider and weigh in my mind these commonwealths which nowadays do flourish, I perceive nothing but a certain conspiracy of rich men in procuring their own commodities under the name and authority of the commonwealth.

They invent and devise all means and crafts, first how to keep safely without fear of losing that which they have unjustly gathered together, and next how to hire and abuse the work and labor of the people for as little money and effort as possible."

Thomas More, Utopia

Monday, September 10, 2007

The American Dream

It's nice to see that George Carlin is still at the top of his game.


Anonymous said...

Hey Coldie!
See where SCC was profiled in a story in Sunday's dai;y Southtown and re-printed in today's Sun-Times?

Coldtype said...

No I missed it. I'll have to look it up.

Rue St. Michel said...

Gee, why didn't Georgie just come out and say that it's all the fault of the Zionists? He was very animated about the anonymous "them" who are controlling all of our lives - he even had the cojenes to claim that we "have no choice" and that the anonymous "they" don't want people to get an education.

What a bunch of weasel words. Again he stands up there and takes jabs at some nameless "power brokers" and the LibTards in the audience probably infer that he's talking about Bush.

Carlin shot his wad when he put out "Class Clown" - he's gone down hill ever since. The 28,798 bongs he's smoked since 1970 have finally caught up to him.

Anonymous said...

As opposed to who Rue?

The countless who have blindly followed the Commander-in-Chief into battle? History shall show him for what he has become. the worst president of the 20th century.


Coldtype said...

Zionists? What a tired red herring Rue. The "Zionists" have nothing to do with what Carlin was referring to.

Since you asked I'm happy to clear up the whole issue of the anonymous "they" that has so peaked your interest. "They" are the top 1% of earners that own our society Rue. You know the group that the Team Bush Junta serves?

These are the people who have, in the domestic sphere, helped roll back worker protections, environmental standards legislation, and the regulation of financial institutions. “They” have led the attack on Social Security, the only thing standing between stability and starvation for many in the US.

On the international front “they” have supported the hyper-aggressive, militarist US posture on the global stage. For example, we have garrisoned the entire globe with over 700 military bases, and spend more on “defense” than the rest of the industrialized world combined. Are you at all concerned about the fact that Team Bush has enriched weapons merchants in the ongoing war of imperial aggression and conquest in Iraq [conservatively estimated cost of 10 billion per month] on weapons that essentially amount to massive waste since they have no social value (and are literally disposable), while our nation’s infrastructure crumbles and our under-funded school systems become the laughingstock of the world?

In truth, there has been a trillion dollar income shift in this country that is accelerating rapidly under the Bush II regime. Some of the important details of this phenomenon are explored in this series by Jack Rasmus (just cut and paste these to your browser):

http://zmagsite.zmag.org/Oct2006/rasmuspr1006.html (The threat to pensions)

http://zmagsite.zmag.org/Feb2007/rasmuspr0207.html (Trillion dollar shift part I)

http://zmagsite.zmag.org/Apr2007/rasmuspr0407.html (Trillion dollar shift part II)

http://zmagsite.zmag.org/May2007/rasmus0507_print.html (Trillion dollar shift part III)

Much more later.

Anonymous said...

What's the deal Coldie? I've been fighting the good fight by getting into it with co-workers about the Commander-in-Chief. Good thing I'm not in a good spot or I'd be dumped!

Coldtype said...

I've finally got a little free time on my hands, look for some posts soon.