Tuesday, July 27, 2010

When 1 out of 3 makes Stupid

“As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them. They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage. They must also be extraordinarily stupid.” -- Oscar Wilde

So, the very last line in the Declaration of Independence says "...we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor." And back in the day, ya-know, 1776...they 'wernt just talkin' out their asses.

Today, no such luck.

Today, the only thing the wealthy land owners pledge is their sacred honor, and lock their lives and their fortunes in an overseas secured fortress tax haven. Today, talk is cheap. Today, jackasses like Glen Beck use the phrase to stoke the stupid into a traitorous trace-like state. The only thing they'll ever "pledge," you see, is their honor. And they, too, sold that birthright for very bad pottage...


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