Friday, 19 February 2010
Most of you will have heard or read about Joe Stack (pictured above), an American who flew a plane into a tax office building in Austin, Texas this week.
He left a 'suicide note' in the form of a text document online and it is being referred to as a ramble or rant by much of the media.
Decide for yourself. It's certainly worth reading. The paragraph which struck the biggest chord with me was:
I remember reading about the stock market crash before the "great" depression and how there were wealthy bankers and businessmen jumping out of windows when they realized they screwed up and lost everything. Isn't it ironic how far we've come in 60 years in this country that they now know how to fix that little economic problem; they just steal from the middle class (who doesn't have any say in it, elections are a joke) to cover their asses and it's "business-as-usual". Now when the wealthy fuck up, the poor get to die for the mistakes... isn't that a clever, tidy solution.
Thanks to Richard