Thursday, September 25, 2008

Words of Wisdom from another redhead

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.
-Thomas Jefferson, Letter to the Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin (1802)

We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds�[we will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers� And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for[ another]� till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery� And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.
-Thomas Jefferson

Read these re current financial "crisis"

I'm putting up links to good articles analyzing the current financial "crisis":

David Sirota at "In These Times"

Michael Hudson at "Counterpunch"

Paul Krugman at "The New York Times"

Dennis Kucinich at his website-1

Dennis Kucinich at his website-2

John Hussman at Weekly Market Comment (his site)

William Greider at The Nation

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fred Thompson's sanctimonious hot air hits the airwaves

Did you see Fred Thompson sanctimonious braying that Palin is the most viciously attacked human in history because she is fighting th power of the status quo, (which is the corporate plutocracy that Thompson IS and McCain IS and Palin IS). Of all the hypocritical thieving of themes, and b.s., this is the living end! I want to find a youtube of it to put next to bleating hypocrisy in the dictionary. It reminds me of a corrupt villain in an old Hollywood movie about poltics in the 19th century.