Sunday, February 15, 2009
Truth Telling Is A Thankless Job In the USA
A few days ago an acquaintance of mine asked me, "Why are you liberals always so shrill?" Well, the video above is for the acquaintance that asked this question. Watch how truth teller Peter Schiff is consistently rebuffed every time he tries to warn that smoke and mirrors were sustaining our Wall Street economy.
To be a liberal in America has been analogous to watching a car crash in slow motion, screaming at the top of our lungs and be laughed at or called unpatriotic. This is true on the economy as well as issues of war and peace. Now that we have a president who is at least trying to address the mess we're in, these very same conservatives have become spendthrift doomsayers and decry that lack of “bipartisanship.” If these people had their way, brokers at Bear Stearns would have managed the Social Security trust fund! Think about it.
Hat tip to the talented blogger, Sean Paul Kelley over at the Agonist for this video.