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Robin Hood is Dead
Excellent article by William Rivers Pitt


The streets of Cairo were alive with jubilation on Friday after the announcement that Mubarak
had finally surrendered to the inevitable and lit out of town. After more than two weeks of protest,
tension and sheer grit, the deal went down and the air rang with shouts of victorious joy.

In America, by contrast, all was quiet.

The rich got richer, the poor got poorer, millions of people went without work, and the
 “news” media kept everyone up to date on the latest criminal doings of Lindsey Lohan.

...but but but...

Things are better in America than they are in Egypt.



Well, let’s see.

Corporations are people, and they own the news.
Money is speech.
We are fighting wars in Eurasia and Eastasia simultaneously.

It’s cheaper to die if you get sick, unless you’re a car,
in which case you are required to have insurance.

Rape isn’t rape anymore, if you ask the right people.
Being gay means the Bill of Rights isn’t for you.
Having brown skin is original sin.
Guns don’t kill people.

Keep your damn government hands off my Medicare.
Clean water is a socialist plot.
The polar caps totally aren’t melting and stuff.
Have some seafood from the Gulf of Mexico.
Visit the 9th Ward in New Orleans.
Your vote counts, especially in Ohio and Florida.
American citizens don’t get “disappeared,”
except for Jose Padilla...remember him? He doesn’t.

...but but but...

Hosni Mubarak was a dictator who stole elections
and reigned with an iron fist for 30 years.

America isn’t like that.



Ronald Reagan took office thirty years ago.
He was a product of General Electric and the
“defense” industry, right down to his dyed roots.

George H.W. Bush, a subsidiary of the Carlyle Group,
followed. Clinton took him down so as to deliver NAFTA,
GATT, and The Telecommunications Act.

Then came Al Gor…oh, wait, right, another Bush, who was
his own man, the kind of guy you’d like to have a beer with,
because he wasn’t running anything.

Cheney, on the other hand, was still getting paid
by Halliburton/KBR while in office, and yeah...he was the boss.

Or was he?

So, yeah, who’s been in charge?

Read the Rest  Link

Yep, that Pitt boy can write.


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