4 thoughts on “David Brooks

  1. “…a f***ing douchebag…”? I wonder which lines you were referring to. These kind of jumped out to me:

    “…Private sector unions push against the interests of shareholders and management; public sector unions push against the interests of taxpayers…”

    My God in Heaven, Management can never do any wrong in any circumstance, can it?

    Brooks mentioned Orwell. Seems appropriate. Especially this part:

    “… ‘The real power, the power we have to fight for night and day, is not power over things, but over men.’ He paused, and for a moment assumed again his air of a schoolmaster questioning a promising pupil: ‘How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?’

    Winston thought. ‘By making him suffer,’ he said.

    ‘Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing…”

    That’s what the Koch Brothers, and their puppet Governors, are all about.

  2. wow…he’s actually cheerful about this suffering lasting 20 years. just think how delighted he’ll be when people are dying in the streets.

  3. Unionized state/county/city workers are also taxpayers. Last time I looked no law exempted them from income and other taxes.

  4. Says Brooks, “So I’d invite Governor Walker and the debt fighters everywhere to think of themselves as founding fathers of austerity. They are not only balancing budgets, they are setting precedent for a process that will last decades.”

    By saying this he admits that the progress of America is stopped, and we are going backwards toward harder and harder times. Isn’t this a tremendously disturbing admission? The elites have gotten everything they wanted out of America and now they are deserting her.

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