Le Roi du Déluge, Louis XVI
The calls for Revolt and Revolution are growing more and more strident and shrill every day. As the upshot of the Debt Crisis Crisis Deal settles in -- and there is much more of this Satan Sandwich to come -- people are OUTRAGED!!!™, and not simply in the Left-o-sphere, oh no.
The OUTRAGE!!!™ is spreading this time well beyond the comfortable confines of Blogtopia® (h/t Skippy the Bush Kangaroo) and into the masses, and it is not being "injected" by the handful of constitutional malcontents who see it as their job to stir up discontent.
No, this time the Anger and the Bile in the Gorge is spreading nationally, among all kinds of people, most of whom have no interest in or contact with the Blog-o-sphere, Left or Right (or Decline to State), due to the fact that the People's Screwage is, like that in Wisconsin earlier this year, right out in the open -- with much more to come -- was deliberated for months, and it is a deeply, profoundly disturbing vision Our Rulers have set for the rest of us.
The Deal essentially institutionalizes the Status Quo -- which is miserable for millions upon millions of Americans, more every day. "More misery for more people!" is its obvious motto. There is not only nothing whatever in the Deal to alleviate any of this misery, there is nothing on the horizon to do so. Quite literally, just as in most of the West, the People's well being is being sacrificed, right out in the open, on the altar of finance and greed.
"Hope" is changed to "Fury."
The Fury has yet to be channeled into into a Revolt that can actually overcome the Power that is being consolidated and reinforced every second of every day. One after another, the stream of revolts at home and abroad this year has failed to actually reverse -- or even to substantively modify -- the March of Oppression and Greed which is overwhelming simple common sense.
How long will it be before the metaphorical calls for Tumbrils and Guillotines are replaced by the real thing?
Whatever the course of events: