Is anybody else enraged that the government bailout has now netted Wall Street executives even larger bonuses and that someone in our government (like the President) needs to say, "Hello? Pay us back, you're not getting these bonuses!"
I am furious and I don't understand why this entire country isn't rising up and saying "Enough." Or: "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore."
Are we so worried about our own problems that we can't collectively think of ways to rise up and express our disgust and our outrage? Are we in a coma? I'm ready to go to Washington, or march on Wall Street, or help organize marches all over the entire country. I'm going to write letters to our senators and to the White House. I have no ending to this other than we need to wake the fuck up.
I was just reading another blogger's post just now about the Michael Brewer story. I didn't know about it, I guess I haven't been keeping up with the news lately. But it's a horrible story about a fifteen year-old boy in Florida who got in trouble with a group of boys and was doused in rubbing alcohol and set on fire. He has burns over 80% of his body and when the leader of the group was arrested and questions, he laughed about the attack.
Whatever happened to GUILT? That was one of the subjects of a talk I went to last night by Mike Eigen at the National Psychological Association of Psychoanalysis (NPAP) and it's a very important question. His book, "Flames of the Unconscious" talks about this and it relates to both of these stories.