rioting in rome

Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You?

As the Occupy Wall Street movement goes global, the recent rioting in Rome shows how volatile things might become.  A lot of those Occupy Wall Street protesters in the US are young, unemployed Obama voters, for whom the message of “hope and change” has heralded several years of living in their parents’ basements.  The President walks a fine line with the message: “challenge the excesses of Wall Street without demonising those who work there”.  Good luck with that fine line…  

Will he be able to resist working the encampments and fanning the flames against the “millionaires and billionaires”?  (I’m counting the days… )  Will his political staff succumb to the temptation to harness the understandable frustration to aid his flagging re-election hopes?  His “Jobs Bill” took money from the “millionaires and billionaires” and gave a lot of it to the public sector unions.  The failure of the Jobs bill has been blamed on the greedy, obstructionist Republicans who are fronting for the capitalist pigs. 

It’s looking a lot like 1936 to me.  Rome r US?