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Sadly the effects of the Crash are not going to be limited to Americans and America. That is why this concerns all of us.

The US Robber Barons of the 19th and 20th Cs were synonymous with exploitation of resources - cattle, land, labour, lives, savings, steel etc etc. "Grab it, squeeze it dry, dump it" and use the profits to build a lifestyle isolated from the problems that have been caused (for everyone else).

The Bush administration is no different, except the profit-making resource is now a whole nation and all its peoples. And they will dump it when the time comes. They've made their money, and set in place systems that will ensure the money keeps rolling in. Why spend money on infrastructure? Let others do the clean up. They are going to be laughing when their term is over, watching Democrats try to clear up their impossible mess.

One can only hope, probably in vain, that the entire current administration (once the history of their decision-making is revealed by the new residents of the WH) will be tried for war crimes and social crimes, and that all of their assets acquired since 2000 are confiscated and set against the National Debt. Just a drop in the ocean, of course - but spending the rest of their lives in poverty might make them responsible humans again by the time they die.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Thu Aug 31st, 2006 at 03:22:28 AM EST

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