Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Does that Bentley come armored?

“Yes, tax the Super Rich. Tax them now. Before the other 99% rise up, trigger a new American Revolution, a meltdown and the Great Depression 2.”
— Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch

Interesting read, here. Taxing, schmaxing, whatever — does it not occur to the shrinking number of Americans sucking up what dollars are left, that what happens all throughout Latin America might end up happening here?

Are we good with heading for a place where anyone with any material worth to speak of becomes a sitting duck, a target of an increasingly angry and desperate citizenry? Detroiters like Johnette Barham have already seen the future, sadly. 

But that's Detroit, and as we know, what happens here could never, ever happen anywhere else, ever, because mostly it just happens to black people. 

Seriously, though -- do we have to get to the point where anyone with a good job in Boston, say, a nice house in San Antonio or a successful restaurant in Minneapolis, is suddenly a target for kidnappers? How far do things have to deteriorate, before the poor get really pissed? Scratch that, they’re already pissed. How long before they figure out who is to blame?

When they do, it’s going to be one hell of a show. Everyone bring treats! (What goes with revolution -- red velvet?)

UPDATE: Vanity Fair joins in the fun. (via Wonkette)