Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The photo at right is one of many iconic photos of impoverished Americans in the 1930s. My own father remembers those years – just 70 years ago, a mere blink ago in the historical record. In that Great Depression, millions of Americans were under existential threat – lacking such basics as food and shelter. The recent history of the area where I live (Southern California) was greatly affected by the mass migration of the “Okies” from the dustbowl of Texas and Oklahoma.
In today's press-styled “Great Depression”, nothing even remotely comparable is taking place. Our lamestream media is doing the nation a great disservice by pretending otherwise. But then there's nothing new about the lamestream media doing the nation a disservice, is there?