Friday, June 06, 2008

these are not the 'droids...

The price of oil jumped eleven dollars today, or about eight percent from yesterday, the Dow is taking a three hundred point dump, jobless rates have increased for five months straight, and what does CNN tell us?

To "stay calm" because the "market will adapt."

After all, that is what ordinary Americans are worried about, whether or not the stock market will manage to continue doing business.

Americans aren't worried about keeping their homes, being able to get to work, being able to afford food, being able to obtain medical services, being able to pay for their children's educations and daily needs, being able to finance their retirement years, being able to keep some semblance of a life beyond mere sustenance provided by a meager paycheck from a dehumanizing job that they have no choice but to continue in because there are no other jobs available, something that their employer is fully aware of and takes advantage of by continuing to squeeze ever more productivity from ever fewer employees in order to pay executive salaries that have risen by several hundred percent in the Bush years, they aren't worried about the United States being plunged into another war of aggression by a psychotic halfwit president and knowing that their children died on the sands of a distant country in order to prop up this plummeting economy and let the oil and armament companies continue to reap record profits. No, Americans should not worry about any of that.

Americans should just stay calm, CNN tells us.

"The most trusted name in news." Indeed.


Blogger Fire Berry said...

outstanding post! Thank you!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Mary K. Goddard said...

dispatched to the Angry Democrat News Network

Go, Milo, Go!

11:45 PM  
Blogger Ronni said...

NPR didn't sound so sanguine about it!

Hi Fire Berry...

12:28 AM  

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