The quote is much bandied about lately, as it is fitting for the times we live in, but it got me thinking; What is so hard about repeating the truth often enough for it to be accepted? For instance, what if there were voices in the media, on the streets, around the water cooler repeating over and over this simple truth: There is no budget crisis, there is a revenue crisis. Or: The deficit is caused by tax give-aways to the wealthy. Simple, to the point, easily understood and undeniably true, yet no one in the beltway says it, certainly not President Punk Ass Bitch. Someone, somewhere, needs to start saying these things loudly and proudly.
As I contemplated this earlier today the third verse of Slip Kid by The Who kept running through my head:
Keep away old man, you won't fool meAnd hence today's angry music hour. Enjoy.
You and your history won't rule me
You might have been a fighter, but admit you failed
I'm not affected by your blackmail
You won't blackmail me