This is the second time this week a reader has e-mailed me referencing one of my early blog posts, the first being “I still remember your ‘death to the Kulaks’ post from a while back!”
Thanks to a reader from Seattle who e-mailed me last night with the following subject line:
Time to repost Steal This Country?
The post to which she was referring is linked in the quote above, and she continued:
Last night I stumbled across a printout of your February 9, 2009 blog entry entitled “Steal This Country,” a take off on Abby Hoffman’s book, Steal This Book. I cannot tell you if I printed it out when you first posted it, or as a repost, or what. In any event, having observed for the past few days the purported “99%” protesting in downtown Seattle, your article seemed prescient (like many other articles you have written).
I had this guy pegged from the get-go. Here’s an excerpt from Steal This Country, written less than three weeks after he took office:
Call me paranoid, delusional, correct, prophetic, whatever, but I’m beginning to feel that someone at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has read Steal This Book.
There seems to be a deliberateness to the chaos, a purpose to the ever-increasing exclamation points, as in crisis (!), catastrophe (!!), act now or else (!!!), … we’re on the verge of (!!!!). An attempt to keep so many parts moving so quickly that by the time we realize what has happened, we will have an economic and political system based on punishing achievement in the name of fairness, redistributing goods and services in the name of equality, and above all, dependence on a government which controls everything by endlessly proclaiming that only it has good intentions….
For now, I’ll just go on record that I’m not buying what this administration is selling, because I’ve already read the book.