David Byrne writes:
What will happen when half the country is unemployed, with no medical insurance, stuck in a sheet rock house miles from public transportation? Theyâll be ripe for religion or revolution if you ask me. Bibles and bullets. Will they still support the billions a day spent in Iraq? I donât think soâeven now they donât. One would expect theyâll be pretty pissed off watching the rich and famous party endlessly and continue their glamorous lifestyleâor maybe not. Surprising to me, those being duped and exploited by banks and entrepreneurs often envy their âbettersâ?âthey want to be that person in the Beemer or Lexus, and will mortgage everything theyâve got to have a symbolic piece of it. Instead of anger and action we get envyâthe bane of every outside agitator, union organizer, and young revolutionary.
Bibles and bullets: Doesn’t this sound a lot like what Obama said, which the pundits have blown out of proportion? Instead of addressing the real problems and trying to do something about it, politicians would rather exploit hot button issues. with the mainstream media as their lapdogs.