With all of the Republicans and some of the Democrats currently running the country apparently addicted to dragging us back to the age of indigent serfs and moneyed aristocrats, abetted by a president who still seems to think you can negotiate with the Inner Circle of Hell and not get burned, how long before this little playlet becomes a reality?
Peasant: “Sir, your tables are groaning under the weight of the banquet upon them. My children are starving and all I can give them are your crumbs. Won’t you help us, please?”
Overlord: “Give me back my crumbs.”
— Posted by ctrl-z November 22nd, 2010, to “There Will Be Blood,” by Paul Krugman, Common Dreams, Nov. 22, 2010.