Before anyone jumps on the mass hysteria (What? They already have?) that is this week’s headlines about AIG, perhaps we should shuttle on over to the Washington Post and read this article.
While our movie star president blithely skips town (man, I’d be smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day at this point) and makes a late night appearance on the Jay Leno show, it seems the employees of AIG who were not even part of the original problem there and who were begged to stay on to try to untangle the mess, are now fearing for their very lives. They will give back the money they have been paid, but they will leave and AIG will probably collapse anyway now…and then where will that leave us? And who first broke this “story” about the $165 million contracted payments? I’d be very interested to know the answer to that.
…”the community organizer…must first rub raw the resentments of the people; fan the latent hostilities to the point of overt expression”–Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
Rules for Radicals #13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.
Does anyone have any doubts about where this is all heading? Has it been orchestrated? You tell me.