File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 382

Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 21:44:52 GMT
Subject: [Puptcrit] The down-side of storytellers

Particularly in the past 8 years, the Bush/Cheney Administraton as a matter of policy has divided us, we have seen socialism given to the rich but not the poor and called it trickledown (starting with Ronald Reagan). By the time it trickled, it did not get very far down.

Will Rogers once said that "the Democrats proved that poor could be greedy too", but the last 8 years waas a time of great greed on the GOP side and look at ther mess we are in as a result.

What helped bring us to this lowpoint? Lee Atwater, Rush Limbaugh and other story tellers of that ilk, the talented "spinners" of swift boat stories and character assasinations made it all possible.

What happened to "enlightened capitalism"?  The idea that when you find fame & fortune you give something back? (There was actually a religious base to that idea, that we don't really own things, but are custodians and need to protect resources, the environment and each other.) 


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