By John Ballard
Doc Searls put together some choice observations of Hal Crowther and furnishes a link to the archive. If you're feeling dry, go there and drink your fill.
- �Go get a bath right after you get a job,� snarls Newt Gingrich, an influence-peddler who�s had no legitimate job for 15 years and exists only to give the word �hypocrisy� a human face.
- The cannibal capitalism that produced a Goldman Sachs and a Bernie Madoff is subhuman and obscene. There�s no form of government more inherently offensive than plutocracy�only theocracy comes close. When a citizen comes of age in a plutocracy, he has no moral choice but to slay Pluto or die trying.
- ...two protective myths, transparently false but widely accepted: one, that the feeble, compliant federal government was somehow the enemy of free enterprise; two, the outrageous trickle-down theory, which urged us to choke the rich with riches in the hope that they would disgorge a few crumbs for the peasants.