Thursday, February 11, 2010

Not an endless cycle, I tells ye.

When did these things happen?
1. Banks and financial systems collapse have to be bailed out
2.Do nothing president replaced by person who  is called out of touch with the "real" folks.
3. Millions out of work
4. Marches on Washington to protest government policies
5.Media infested with racist right-wing crazee people who get huge ratings
6. One populist braying head gets more popular than the rest by using religion and "patriotism" as themes.
7. Accusations of "Communist" are levelled at just about anything
8. Rich people hardly notice the economic troubles
9. Business leaders and senior Republican advocate doing nothing as it will lead to welfare dependancy
10 Some great literature results.
Answer: 1929 and 2008
I have just finished the book "A Nation in Torment" by Edward Robb Ellis.
Crikey history has not so much repeated as just cut and pasted.The similarities are staggering.

Still waiting on number 10 but I have to get published first


Substance McGravitas said...

Marches on Washington to protest government skin colour.

Another Kiwi said...

I think that is unjustified and hurtful replication of the tea party signs, Mr. McComicbook

Smut Clyde said...

Not so much an endless cycle, more a widening gyre.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

1929 didn't have Dave Broder.

Another Kiwi said...

I dunno Thunder, he was probably around back then.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...



Look, I know. We don't like him either, but he's .. heh.. grandfathered in.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Not so much an endless cycle, more a widening gyre.

I would postulate that the gyre narrows, much like that of a flushing toilet.

USA, it was nice to know you.

MagicBee said...

We're not done yet. We have lasers on 747's. Do you?