Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its "one percent," namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the "rich."
From the Occupy movement to the demonization of the rich embedded in virtually every word of our local newspaper, the San Francisco Chronicle, I perceive a rising tide of hatred of the successful one percent.Digby slathers on the sarcasm: "Because there's very little difference between raising taxes and sending someone to Auchwitz." Then next asks a very interesting question: Why have President Obama and his administration suddenly stopped talking about economic inequality? Really, you just have to go read Digby to enjoy the layer after layer of sarcasm.
Perkins should have kept it zipped. A commenter on the DailyKos diary of Perkin's little op-ed pointed out that in 1996 Perkins was convicted of man slaughter in France after running down a small boat in his large yacht. You just cannot make this stuff up: in his memoir, Perkins reportedly wrote: "I was arrested and tried in a foreign court in a language you don't understand, by judges indifferent - or worse - to justice, represented by an inappropriate lawyer with the negative outcome preordained."
Don't you just feel the pain of a billionaire forced to account for his actions?
But I think the best comment was this observation:
They've stopped laughing.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi
Get ready to fight.