Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Brave New World

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"We shrug at all this.
A president who thunders to the nation that we must be on guard against the “well-off and well-connected” heads south to Palm Beach to meet his $1,000-an-hour golf pro, while Michelle and the family go west to hit the slopes at “downright mean” Aspen, where no one accepts that they’ve reached a point where they’ve made enough money, or that there was any time when it was not good to profit.
Something strange has insidiously happened to the old notion of hypocrisy. 
Does it even exist any longer?
Or do we shrug and just accept it as rebranded medieval penance?
Obama gets to golf with zillionaires because in soaring cadences he attacks them — and all for us?"

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