"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Molly Ivans QOTD

A big tip o' the hat to Cheers and Jeers over at DailyKos for this one. I just had to share it.
Come on, Americans: this sucks. Democracy and capitalism are separate systems: one political, one economic. Capitalism is the best system yet invented for the creation of wealth, but it does dog on its own for social justice; it must be mitigated; it needs to be refereed by government intervention (and the refs damn well better not be on the take). Otherwise, we're going to end up like the banana republics in Latin America---rich people shut up behind high walls and the rest of us in slums. This is not rocket science. We've had decades and even centuries of experience with capitalism: we know how to harness it so it works for most of the people most of the time.

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