Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fighting The Tide

"The long, rambling rant posted on a website eerily reflected the angry populist sentiments that have swept the country in the past year. In it, a Joe Stack inveighed against intrusive Big Brother government, corrupt corporate giants, irrational taxes, as well as the "puppet" George Bush. 'I choose not to pretend that business as usual won't continue,' he wrote. 'I have just had enough. I can only hope that the numbers quickly get too big to be white washed and ignored that the American zombies wake up and revolt.' And then Stack apparently got in a Piper Cherokee PA-28 at about 9:40 a.m. at an airport in suburban Austin, Texas, and flew the plane into a commercial building housing an IRS office, killing himself, seriously injuring two people on the ground and starting a conflagration that lasted several hours."

"As this cycle continues downward, it will be important to know what you believe in. You will be challenged to stand up for what you believe in whatever that is."
Random Roving - November 6, 2009 - "The Man Under The Hood"

In Joe Stack's mind, he knew what he believed in and he stood up for extreme decision and approach I might say. Another coward that decided to take the innocent out with him.

Last week it was a professor at University of Alabama Birmingham that was upset about not obtaining tenure. This week, it's a software engineer flying a private plane into the IRS building in Austin. My friends, this phase of the cycle is about extremes. Extreme financials, extreme human behavior, extreme religion, extreme opinions and beliefs, and some might even say extreme weather.

"The mob will get even more angry. Beware of the angry white American man carrying the Bible."
Random Roving - January 1, 2010

"I know I’m hardly the first one to decide I have had all I can stand. It has always been a myth that people have stopped dying for their freedom in this country, and it isn’t limited to the blacks, and poor immigrants. I know there have been countless before me and there are sure to be as many after."
Joe Stack's Final Statement

"When the tide lowers, we'll see who's been skinnydipping."
Warren Buffet

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