Friday, February 18, 2011

The Whole Truth: This is a FANTASTIC article by one of my all time favorite journalists Matt Taibbi who writes for "Rolling Stone Magazine." Between Glen Greenwald and him these two ultra intelligent progressives write beautifully. When on TV they speak articulately and with excellence. Their point of view favors most of you and me, America's middle class.

If you ever want to know the truth -- the real truth -- about our economic catastrophe and the events which led up to it follow Matt Taibbi's works on Rolling Stone and read his book "Griftopia--Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That is Breaking America."

The Whole Truth: Likewise, if you want to know about the overreaching of our government and its eradication of many of our civil liberties read Glen Greenwald at Salon.com and read his 2006 book "How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values from a President Run Amok." Both are two of the best that journalism has to offer and neither is tied to behemoth media corporatists.

Matt Taibbi's February 16, 2011 article in Rolling Stone entitled "Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail? -- financial crooks brought down the world's economy -- but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them" is an excellent piece (Link below).

If this does not arouse your anger and provoke you to do something, say something, write something or support those who are on our side than nothing short of utter financial ruin, the government spying on you, arresting you without cause, or god forbid torturing you could.

Obviously, things have deteriorated in this country since the disastrous thirty years of the Republican with some Democratic help rule ensured the dismantling of the protections upon which we, the middle class, used to rely. Our economics as witnessed by what is happening in Wisconsin this week is slowly being taken over by the politicians who are beholden through the Supreme Court decision "Citizens United" to the corporate behemoths who can now give unlimited and NON transparent cash to anyone. This is the final nail in our economic coffin. Wealth belongs now to the top 2%. The rest of us punt. America, sustained by its middle class, is slowly dying and those in power do not give a damn. Ignore it at your peril, at the peril of your children and their children for decades to come!

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