I really can’t top this. A Most Excellent Rant from the World Socialist Web Site:
For those of you here on FDL who know me, you know I don’t throw this out there lightly. This is good stuff; well worth 5 to 10 minutes of your time.
The last two paragraphs, which have an excellent lead up. are:
The cutback on unemployment benefits and the attack on public-sector jobs are component parts of the drive, led by the Obama administration, to use mass unemployment to drive down the wages and benefits of American workers to levels closer to those of workers in India and China.
These measures underscore the deeply reactionary character of this administration and the fact that the Democrats offer no alternative for workers to the Republicans. Whatever differences exist between the two parties are of a tactical nature. Both carry out the dictates of the financial elite.
Basically, our own Federal Government’s figures illustrate quite clearly that at least tens of millions of Americans have been royally screwed. Big time.
I talked to my mom a couple of weeks ago. She was born on a farm in the Texas Panhandle in 1920. She’s still incredibly lucid.
She said 2012 reminds her of 1932, except there is no FDR in sight. She was 11 and 12 then, and lived through through the rest of the Great Depression. I asked her, “So what do you think would have happened if there hadn’t been an FDR?”
She replied, “Well, we’d have gone Communist.”
I asked her what she thought would happen now. She said, ” Well, I’d guess y’all might go Communist. I don’t like it, but I suppose I can’t blame y’all if you do. Or else, well, I don’t want to think about that. Anyway, it’s not up to me. But it IS a lot like 1932.”
I can’t top that, either.