This is, to recall the words of a great president, "a day which will live in infamy."
At a time when we needed a new New Deal, the worst president in our history has joined hands with the worst Congress in our history to give us a Raw Deal.
If the nearly 60 million jobless Americans don't mobilize and march on Washington demanding justice; if the millions of progressive Americans don't mobilize and form a vigorous third party; if the so-called Tea Party doesn't strangle on its own bile; if the few liberals in Congress don't seize the bully pullpit and raise unshirted hell; if independent Americans don't recognize the treason just committed in Washington . . .
. . . if these things don't happen now, they will never happen. Speak now, or forever hold your peace.
None of these things will happen, of course.
Once there was a democracy known as the United States of America.
Now there is a United Corporatocracy of North America, founded in greed and dedicated to the proposition that all corporations are people with inalienable rights to unconscionable profits.
Ruled by oligarchs, racists and bigots, it has sucked the blood of protest from hundreds of millions of spineless, leaderless so-called citizens.
For the masses, there is nothing left but guilt, groveling, subservience, submission, orts on the table and potholes in the road: grim, grinding poverty. Poverty of ideas. Poverty of ethics. Poverty of the body and the soul.
Learn to like it, you ignorant fools.
You brought it on yourselves.