From:   J.A. Myerson <>
Sent time:   Friday, October 07, 2011 10:09:15 AM
Subject:   Re: [september17discuss] Re: American Jobs Act

What work could we conceivably do to fix the crisis that wouldn't rely on implementation by "them?"

I would be fascinated to read a lengthy argument for a course of action whereby we ourselves eradicate corrupt corporate influence on democratic politics.

(For the record, these are sincere paragraphs above -- an actual question and an actual desire; it's tough to detect tone on e-mail, and they read as though meant bitingly).


On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM, Shoq <> wrote:
Actually, JAM

That was my point. The crisis IS the value right now. But it cannot remain the only value for very long. American imagination is a fleeting thing. If we lose it, it's gone, and its' very hard to get back.

I have been urging people to understand that the entire import of this thing is to finally wake everyone up to the crisis. But at some point, we have to turn off the alarm clock and go to work actually fixing the crisis. "They" won't do it for us. I promise you that.

J.A. Myerson