20 March 2012
Pete Puma vs. Bugs Bunny = Americans vs. their government?
In my silly and overreaching attempt at an analogy, (used as an excuse to post a cartoon I've been quoting since I was a kid):
Americans are kind of like Pete Puma, and Bugs represents the IRS, regulatory agencies, and law enforcement arms of the Federal Leviathan.
Americans are used to living a certain way, earning, saving, and spending a certain way, but the government finds a way of delivering a bunch of lumps with that (taxes, regulations, minimum wage laws, Federal Reserve credit bubbles, planned inflation with fiat currency, eminent domain abuses, and the like).
So put upon Americans, if they are able, switch where they live, maybe careers, and the .gov finds a way to deliver a bunch more lumps...
Ultimately, and certainly of late, Americans, lulled into docility by nanny government and mainstream media visual opiates, decide they love big brother, and help themselves to a whole lotta lumps...
But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother [and gave himself a WHOLE LOTTA LUMPS-HM]. --George Orwell, 1984