“That we shall die.”
“Yes. There is really only one question that can be answered… and we already know the answer.” —from The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
Yet for attacking the solid and strong, nothing is better;
It has no equal.” —Tao Te Ching, Chapter 78, translation by Gia-fu Feng and Jane English
[W]e hate the rich? Come on. Success is the national religion, and almost everyone is a believer. Americans love winners. But that’s just the problem. These guys on Wall Street are not winning – they’re cheating. And as much as we love the self-made success story, we hate the cheater that much more.
We cheer for people who hit their own home runs in this country– not shortcut-chasing juicers like Bonds and McGwire, Blankfein and Dimon.
That’s why it’s so obnoxious when people say the protesters are just sore losers who are jealous of these smart guys in suits who beat them at the game of life. This isn’t disappointment at having lost. It’s anger because those other guys didn’t really win. And people now want the score overturned.” —Matt Taibbi http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blogs/taibblog/owss-beef-wall-street-isnt-winning-its-cheating-20111025