Sunday, January 17, 2010

The People are pissed

Two videos:

First, via American Digest, on this coming Tuesday's special election in Massachusetts to fill the open Senate seat:

Next, via Karl Denniger, comes this video:

Slowly, more and more Americans of all political stripes are waking up. Unfortunately, it may be too late. The government has already spent or borrowed vast sums of money that we're now on the hook for. The debts have already been incurred. Many trillions -- that's a number followed by twelve zeros. Much of it wasted. Or taken from those who earned it, and given to those who didn't, particularly those with the right connections. Bailouts, Wall Street Welfare, wasteful make-work "stimulus" and pet projects. I don't know how much abuse the world's largest economy can take, but I know it ain't infinite. Electing another set of lying crooks who have utter disregard and disdain for the Constitution, who perhaps happen to merely be incrementally less crooked (or so they'll say), won't do it. It's the political equivalent of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. The ship's still gonna sink.

Frankly, it's an open question at this point whether we have passed the point of no return where whatever political change happens is too little, too late, and thus whether we can avoid bloodshed to restore some semblance of our Republic. I pray we haven't crossed that Rubicon, and am willing to be convinced, but the skeptic in me is doubtful.

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