I don’t pray, but do long with every fiber of feeling me to see a tsunami of public opinion rise to swamp this bailout plan of the Bush Administration. Better to do nothing and freeze the thing in place until after the election, and let the people say through their votes whether they want more of the same, or sweeping and radical change in the way the US is governed and its economy managed.
When I consider that there are perhaps a million souls locked in cages throughout America because, out of a combination of intoxication, desperation and culture-borne cluelessness that led them to commit some comparatively petty crime against the property of others. This while tens of thousands of brokers and bankers and agents of our greed-constructed financial system walk away with bonuses and dividends and commissions equal to or greater than the sums that have been lost in the collapse, and will be compounded for the taxpayers through this bailout scheme.
We owe it to ourselves, each other and the nation to resist this madness now, before it becomes a fait accompli.
Work the phones to your representatives! Email everyone in your contacts list! Argue with anyone willing to defend this incompetence-justified plan! Or as Dennis Kucinich proclaimed as a lament, a request and marching orders to the citizenry, WAKE UP, AMERICA and WAKE UP AMERICA!