Histrionic Lib' Train of Thought Jumps Track, Derails

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  1. HoleInTheVoid
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    Someone didn't make it to the pharmacy in time for a refill:

    Larisa Alexandrovna: Welcome to the final stages of the coup...

    I'd say it's one of the rubes from this place, but there is far too much punctation and grammar.
     
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    Larisa posts on a regular basis at DU but she's a journalist I think, don't know who she works for but she writes very well.

    Thanks for heads up, excellent article.
     
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    Last week, folks, the Fed crossed a political science Rubicon.

    The story they tell us about why they had to do it seems plausible. Failure to do what they did would have thrown the USA into "the worst economic disaster in this nation's history".

    Still..we live in an entirely different America this week, then we lived in a fortnight ago, and as that sinks in, some of you are starting to freak out.

    What we witnessed, last week, was the admission by the very people who have been insisting that the market must prevail and that the invisible hand of the market never makes mistakes, acknowledge that their theories about capitalism and the market, the foundations upon which this society and the world's economy is built, are fundamentally flawed.

    Now many of us have known that these theories, as presented by the neo-cons, at least, were wildly overstated and highly idealistic.

    Those of us that some of you think are communists or socialists or whatever, have been telling you that capitalism is a man-made concept, one that needs to be tended and watched over, and helped to function properly by regulations and by maintaining a level and fair playing field.

    Most of us have been telling you all this, not because we are communists or socialists, but because we think capitalism is an amazing system, but NOT a perfect system. Not a system which can work efficiently left to its own devices in EVERY case.

    We knew, what apparently some of you did not: that capitalism, no less than socialism or communism, is a SYSTEM created by men, and subject to breakdowns just as every other highly complex social system mankind has ever created.

    We knew, that capitalism cannot entirely regulate itself by some "invisible hand of the market", even though we understood that market forces can often find solutions to problems without regulation or interference.

    Well now, some of you now know that, too.

    Some of you, those who won't twist this reality to fit into your pet theories, now understand that the market, left to its own devices, sometimes spins out of control until it tears itself apart.

    Now some of you can understand that people acting rationally, people acting in their own best interests, people who are NOT breaking any laws, can collectively become an invisible hand of the market that destroys that market itself.

    What happened last week, laisse fair capitalists, is this: the truth outed itself as the truth is apt to do from time to time.

    Your precious theories, theories about the perfect market that you took on blind faith, were simply wrong.
     
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    Nicely put. Get your sou'wester out because there's going to some spitting outrage but that was succinctly put.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Thanks, Di.

    Another exercise in casting pearls before swine, I suspect.
     
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    Caligirl Oh yes it is too!

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    I'd say Bush is not a conspirator in some devilish plan to overthrow america, but that he is just a moron.

    Congress would be moronic to pass the bailout as it stands too.
     
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    Understanding that we have placed morons in Government maybe a good place to start seeking solutions instead of arguing about which morons are worse.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    Even a moron would get it right once in a while.

    Bush didn't. Not once.

    Ergo I cannot believe that he was "just a moron".

    As it stands?

    It is so vague, they don't know (nobody knows) what they're even voting on.

    My ire this morning is that "the Plan" isn't a plan at all.

    It's throwing dice.
     
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    Barack says the surge was a success.

    Barack is following BUsh's lead on the bailout.

    To quote Obi Wan: who is more foolish; the fool or the fool who follows?
     
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    Yeah, just keep playing the partisan game, Hole.

    Like that matters.
     

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