Responding to the growing furor over the paychecks of executives at companies that received billions of dollars in the government’s financial rescue, the Obama administration will order the companies that received the most aid to deeply slash the compensation to their highest paid executives, an official involved in the decision said on Wednesday.
The first thing that came to mind was Dr. Zhivago and how agents of fairness had divided his large mansion into accomodations for 10 families. As I scoured the internet for Dr Z allusions, I came across this piece of foolishness and eeriily inadvertant prophecy…
From Dick Polman (october 27. 2008)
Have you ever seen Dr. Zhivago, the epic 1965 film about the Russian revolution? In one scene, Yuri Zhivago arrives home to discover that his in-laws’ opulent Moscow mansion has been overrun by Bolshevik squatters. Showing no respect for private property, the Reds steal all the valuables and tear up the staircase for firewood…all in the name of the State.
That scene came to mind on Saturday, as I listened to Sarah Palin play the commie card during a stump speech. Not satisifed with calling Obama a “socialist,” she’s apparently doubling down by conjuring the specter of Obama ordering Red hordes to invade our McMansions and make off with our financial records (and perhaps even our high-definition TVs). This is the actual Palin quote, further evidence of a campaign in extremis:
“See, under a big government, more tax agenda, what you thought was yours would really start belonging to somebody else, to everybody else. If you thought your income, your property, your inventory, your investments were, were yours, they would really collectively belong to everybody….Now, they do this in other countries where the people are not free.”
Fortunately for the Obama campaign, most Americans at this point dismiss such talk as merely the latest Halloween fright tactic, delivered by somebody who doesn’t know anything.
I AM NEW TO RED-STATE AND ALL THIS LINKING / EDITTING ETC IS CONFUSING…
WRT TO THE QUESTION BELOW…MY POINT IS THAT SARAH WAS PROPHETIC…SORRY