Monday, January 04, 2010
2010 = 1937? Feels like it to me
Now here is the difference between now and 1937. Obama knows the past. Klugman is whispering in his ear. We haven't killed off the greedy bastards yet and they will raise our ire and anger and provoke us to not fall for their shit this time. Their greed will save us.
Is there not a major "reset" on mortgages this spring? Haven't the banks not followed through on mortgage refinancing? Haven't we lost all of the jobs created for the last ten years?
The Eric,Oklahoma philosopher said "The pendalum swing like the pendalum do..." In 5 to 10 years Oklahoma will be the most radical place in America. The pendalum has swung so far from the "1937 Oklahoma" that the swing back will be just as far the other way.
Heard any "Red Dirt" music lately?
In 1968 the minimum wage would buy twice what it will buy today. In that the minimum wage is the base of the labor economy its effects are felt all the way up the wage and salry scales. Thus we need two wages to operate a houshold where once we needed one.
And those expensive TV's don't cost anymore now than they did in 1968 in real monetary terms(indeed the low end versions are much cheaper), but look at what you get now. Except you have to pay corporations for the privalege of watching them in most places where in 1968 it was free.
Love America but hate Americans, ain't that a kick?