Sacrificing the population


This photograph by John Kolesidis/Reuters of a Greek Protestor being detained by a policeman in riot gear adorned the front page of NY Times today.  It may have been my slightly sleepy perception as I retrieved the paper from the driveway but the notion flashed through my mind that it was a severed head the policeman was holding.  This in turn triggered thoughts of the way cultures such as the Aztecs performed human sacrifice to appease the gods in times of trouble.  Well, I thought, it perhaps could be said that our politicians and powerful financial managers are today sacrificing the population in a time of trouble that they for the most part caused.

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