Does anyone else get annoyed with the continued talk of "we", in the sense of a collective and equal, as in uniform, responsibility, "maxed out our credit" as an explanation for the present financial crisis and political restructuring which has come in its stead?
I didnt max out anything, I live extremely frugally and within my means, but I've suffered as a consequence of others living an extremely profligate lifestyle whose lifestyle has been largely uneffected by the crisis (they may even have benefited) and my future is not likely to be an improvement on the present and any children that I'd have sure can not look forward to having a better future than mine.
The whole thing, by the day, is looking more and more like deliberate acts of sabotage and mischief on the part of finance in order to compell global restructuring of economies, reducing the amount of money in circulation, increasing the democratic deficit and further empowering them relative to any political force which might try and take them on. It doesnt matter that the Tea Party doesnt control public office or have an electoral mandate because they control the world's financial institutions and they control the public offices anyway.
There isnt any critical or alternative narrative about the crisis, it should've been a historic opportunity, like at the end of the second world war, to restructure the world economies and defeat finance. Instead its been this shit sandwich in which everyone is "blaming" themselves like a bunch of neurotics. The rich guys arent feeling an ounce of regret about their hand in all this.