Not With A Bang
In July, Henry Paulson was telling us that although we were going to have some problems, he had everything under control, and the banking system was sound. In March, he was trying to overhaul regulation of Wall Street- by limiting it! So, how have the corporate media reacted to his initial plan to become the Unitary Financier? Hit their knees, anoint him king, and pay homage. As they long did with Bush.
Oh, we shall persuade them that they will only become free when they renounce their freedom to us and submit to us. And shall we be right or shall we be lying? They will be convinced that we are right, for they will remember the horrors of slavery and confusion to which Thy freedom brought them. Freedom, free thought, and science will lead them into such straits and will bring them face to face with such marvels and insoluble mysteries, that some of them, the fierce and rebellious, will destroy themselves, others, rebellious but weak, will destroy one another, while the rest, weak and unhappy, will crawl fawning to our feet and whine to us: "Yes, you were right, you alone possess His mystery, and we come back to you, save us from ourselves!"
As they did with the Supreme Court, after the 2000 election.
As they did with the Bush rush job on the "Patriot" Act.
As they did with the Bush rush job on the Iraq War.
It's the corporate media's job to tell you not to think. The building is on fire, and someone has to act. Someone who can think for you. The best and the brightest. Even if they tell you to jump into the flames.