Sunday, March 23, 2008

A Good Song

When I was a reporter, I was apolitical.
I have always been cynical. Even as a young man.
I'm not so young anymore.
I'm not a reporter these days.

I live in a world torn by war.
In the wake of a mortgage crisis fueled by greed.
In a country where corporate lobbyists write laws.

Here's a song I heard somewhere.

Addendum

Will.i.am on why he wrote the song.

12 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I hope it isn't hype. Sure would be nice to believe.

rolandmann said...

the chicken or the egg?

Sidney said...

Yeah, there's always a "remains to be seen" thing about candidates, but I'm hopeful. I added a link to Will.i.am's thoughts about why he wrote the song in which he makes some good points, and there are some interesting comment responses there.

Lana Gramlich said...

Although Charles (& some others,) consider me cynical, I tend to think I'm merely realistic. In that vein...
Yes. Sure we can. But are we going to? I doubt it.
May I be proven wrong.

Confirmed Skeptic said...

Blah, leftist, big government communist.

Sidney said...

Several thoughts come to mind, Mr. Skeptic, but I must ask: Is the government any smaller under the current administration?

Kate S said...

Well, *I* liked it. Thanks for posting, Sidney.

Confirmed Skeptic said...

No, not smaller now but I don't remember trying to argue that point.

:P

Miladysa said...

We live in difficult times...

Sidney said...

You may not have tried to argue that point, Skeptic, but I think it's a relevant one.

We were promised that by taking the tax burdens off the wealthy and taking away the regulations that inhibit business growth that we would unleash unimagined prosperity.

Now, the big government is a big piece of what's propping up an economy teetering on the edge of recession, a recession created in part by the avarice that stimulated consumer purchases beyond their means even as it widened the gap between upper and lower classes.

What we were promised was upward mobility and growth. What we got was Wal-Mart jobs and off shore manufacturing.

To dismiss Obama as a big government liberal is to defend a movement that has failed to perform or fulfill its promises.

Sidney said...

I don't know, maybe I'm creating a straw man there, but while I'm not political, I am argumentative. :-)

Confirmed Skeptic said...

We were promised that by taking the tax burdens off the wealthy and taking away the regulations that inhibit business growth that we would unleash unimagined prosperity.
Umm, “unimagined” prosperity? Well, we are the wealthiest nation in the history of mankind. And yes, low tax burdens, less red tape and regulation creates the best environment to foster good old fashioned capitalism. You Obama-maniacs aren’t against capitalism are you? Fly down to Cuba sometime if you are.

Now, the big government is a big piece of what's propping up an economy teetering on the edge of recession So you want to fix the big government problem by electing someone who advocates more big government…interesting notion.

And this whole “teetering on the edge of recession thing“. All of America really needs economics 101. Recessions are a normal part of the economic cycle. They are going to happen. IT IS NORMAL!!!!! Pleasant? No. Normal? Yes.


, a recession created in part by the avarice that stimulated consumer purchases beyond their means even as it widened the gap between upper and lower classes.
That has been happening for years. Nobody made them spend money they didn’t have. You should blame Alan Greenspan if anyone and his reckless Federal Reserve actions that created one bubble after another.

What we were promised was upward mobility and growth. What we got was Wal-Mart jobs and off shore manufacturing.
Who promised all this, just curious.

This is a part of the larger macro-economic trends that have been occurring for 20 to 30 years or better. It has nothing to do with Republicans/Democrats, Bush, Clinton, Obama, and the like. Doesn’t matter who’s in office.


To dismiss Obama as a big government liberal is to defend a movement that has failed to perform or fulfill its promises. What movement?

BTW Dick Cheney is evil, I will concede that one.

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