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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What's wrong wtih this picture?

Sunday's NYT included an article on Home-4closures that was accompanied by a photo of a woman who was desperately trying to forestall her own.
She was pictured sitting at her credit-card purchased outdoor table with umbrella, puffing away on a cigarette, with a bottle of unfinished $4 Starbucks, a can of coke, and two other hi-sugared drinks. Even with the wolves are at the door, this woman would not even consider foregoing the pleasure of consuming these completely useless items that, despite the fact that they are poisonous and will only increase her already advanced obesity, she can ill afford. Instead she continues to guzzle sugar, which'll result in diabetes, the treatment of which, she'll expect the rest of us to pay for, as well as any form of cancer or other self-inflicted illess caused/exacerbated by her own blind desire for constant stimulation.

Rather than break the back of the on-going attitude Americans have of depending on the kindness of dangers, we continue to feed the Vampire Capitalism that sucks the lifeblood out of our communities and transfuses it into the already-bloated undead parasitic banking sector, and then stand aghast at the totally predictable results of our decisions.
So despite the fact that I find Gramm's statement that Americans are a bunch of whiners, outrageously callous, at the same time, why is he the only one making it? We've shredded all the social safety nets from our children's generation, even as we've molly-coddled them into thinking they're living in a European-style cradle-to-crave Welfare State. The inevitable head-on collission between these two starkly different realities is bound to leave many more whiners than diners.
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