"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 07, 2009
Oops I did again!
[To the theme of Brittany Spears' hit from nine years ago] The man just can't help himself. That's right, the Barockstar tosses another brother under the bus. It would appear that Van Jones, the Obama administration's Green Jobs "czar", spoke some uncomfortable truths in the past that has made his position in the timid, accommodationist regime untenable so, in the tradition of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, he had to go. What, were you expecting a different outcome? Puleeze! Chris Floyd explores the parallels between the present "controversy" and the events involving Rev. Wright last year.