Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Us vs. Them

I know I get caught up in the "Democrats over Republicans" things more often than not, but I am aware that in many ways, the problem is that both of our political parties are so huge and so corrupt that they've lost any touch with the notion of helping people instead of lining their own pockets.

It's always good to have a reminder that the real "us" in "us vs. them" is the everyday person trying to work their job and provide for their family while rich, entitled assholes game the system. That's the "them." Unfortunately, while there are a lot more of "us" than there are of "them," they've got all the money, power and guns and there's pretty much no way "we" are ever going to beat "them" at a game that they've got so thoroughly rigged in their favor.

Depressing, but there it is. Matt Taibbi's Rolling Stone piece on Goldman Sachs and their ties to the Clinton administration, the Bush administration and the Obama administration lays that out pretty clearly.

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