And war is peace and up is down. A newspaper headline in the Washington Times today perfectly captures the Orwellian spirit of the age: “Obama Pleads for Fiscal Responsibility.” How does one (or rather, The One) plan to square this call for belt-tightening with the pork-stuffed stimulus bill? Or, for that matter, with the earmark-laden omnibus spending bill?
Somewhere, the robber barons of old are spinning in their graves, bitterly reproaching themselves for not thinking up democracy and legislative government on their own. How paltry their thieving escapades seem in retrospect, compared to the wholesale looting being carried out by our elected representatives.
Update: O-Bingo! (via Ace of Spades)