The title of this post came from a comment I made to our dear friend Jake about Taliban Stam on another thread. I resurrect it here in response a column written this morning at The Watch, by Edwin McLenaghan. It contained this passage:
In the wake of the worst economic devastation since the Great Depression, North Carolina is at a crossroads. Does the state follow the cost-cutting path of states like Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi, racing to the bottom for low-skill, low-wage jobs in competition with places like China, India, and Vietnam?
Fine sentiments for sure, but seriously delusional. Or if I may be more direct, What part of "fuck poor people" don't you understand? Sorry, Edwin, but yours isn't even a question worth asking. North Carolina passed the crossroads you're writing about, and the path we're taking is as clear as all the broken glass ahead.
Progressives came to World War III with an army of kindergartners and pea-shooters "led" by business-as-usual insiders. We got our asses handed to us, We're up against "lie and buy" ... and unless we want to cede the next generation to the plague of free-market extremism, we'd better stop asking stupid questions.
This is war. Get used to it.