It's a great life if you don't weaken
A quick and belated response to a sentence from CDs post on PTSD. She writes:
America is suffering from PTSD.
Er, no. There are people who are suffering, and there are people (call them the "principals") who people who are leveraging that suffering, may have caused it, and may even enjoy causing it. Tim Geithner's golfing buddies, for example, aren't suffering at all. And, of course, there are people (call them the "enablers") who are helping out the principals -- sometimes, of course, from the best of motives. If they're suffering, they're doing so while they still have food, fuel, shelter, a job, a little margin.
Some of the enablers are busy nailing the Overton Window firmly in place on single payer (Hi Ezra!).
And some of the principals are busy preparing to loot even more of what we have left (Matthew 13:12) under the "Bad Bank" bill, under the guise of "rescue," etc.
Whenever you hear the word or the concept "we" ask yourself, as did Tonto, "What do you mean, we?"