Thursday, December 13, 2007

"...When the Japanese soldier surrendered, a bullet pierced the US soldier's helmet and he suspected that his prisoner was a decoy. The Marine stood poised to kill the man.

But he did not. Instead he followed his commanding officer's order to treat his prisoner humanely. The prisoner turned out to have important information that aided the US war effort..."

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.