Monday, August 01, 2011

"You know, this used to be a helluva good country"

Excerpt from Easy Rider[video link]

Yes, Easy Rider is dated. And the idea that long hair represents rebellion seems quaint, because most or all of the signifiers of rebellion and discontent from the 1960s have been co-opted for marketing purposes, to sell perfume or cars or mutual funds, etc.

Ian Welsh, "What the Debt Limit Crisis Should Have Taught You", July 31

Arthur Silber, "Tell Me Again: Who's the Stupid/Weak/Incompetent One?" August 1st

Zachary Karabell, Time: "The U.S. is not drowning in debt", July 15th

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