Time to throw a few rich pricks in one of these again.
It takes a very special kind of person to bethis much of a prick:
Three days after receiving $25 billion in federal bailout funds,
Bank of America Corp. hosted a conference call with conservative
activists and business officials to organize opposition to the U.S.
labor community’s top legislative priority.
Participants on the October 17 call — including at least one
representative from another bailout recipient, AIG — were urged to
persuade their clients to send “large contributions” to groups working
against the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), as well as to vulnerable
Senate Republicans, who could help block passage of the bill.
Bernie Marcus, the charismatic co-founder of Home Depot, led the
call along with Rick Berman, an aggressive EFCA opponent and founder of
the Center for Union Facts. Over the course of an hour, the two framed
the legislation as an existential threat to American capitalism, or
“This is the demise of a civilization,” said Marcus. “This is how a
civilization disappears. I am sitting here as an elder statesman and
I’m watching this happen and I don’t believe it.”
It’s pretty impressive to see people that aren’t even slightly concerned that there might be a hell, isn’t it? So let’s recap. Bank executives, who took your money and made shitty decisions with it, have appealed to the government for more of your money so they don’t go out of business. Then they spend a portion of your money to ensure that you can’t have the rights and protections that you deserve.
And fuck Home Depot. “This is how a civilization disappears?” Yeah, god knows they don’t have any civilization in Germany or France. It’s a fuckin’ Hobbesian state of nature over there these days.
Honestly, the older I get, the more I understand the guillotine.