Sunday, February 13, 2011

RIch men don't fight our wars

Poor kids are the ones who die in rich men's wars.

This is Steve Earle, "Rich Man's War", off of The Revolution Starts Now.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. Steve hits it out of the park with the very first sentence.

    Rich men love high unemployment for a variety of reasons - this is only one of them.

    I've come to believe that the moneyed elite always and everywhere seeks to reduce the rest of the population to the subsistence level - whether by serfdom, slavery, share cropping, the company sto'e, or simple elimination of economic opportunity, as we are experiencing now. And they want every god-damned penny you have, too - hence the attacks on and lies about social security - an issue I've blogged about recently.


  2. Hayek thought socialism was the road to serfdom. Hayek was a fool. Feudal lords didn't need socialism to reduce their serfs to abject poverty and subjugation. So it was then, so it is now.


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