Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Plane Truth

In an echo of 9/11, an aircraft flies over Manhattan, not into buildings but over them, trailing a banner, “THANKS FOR THE DOWNGRADE. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED.”

Wall Street turns to be the secondary target of the sentiment, which originates with a single-mother stockbroker, who wanted to send the message to Congress in a D. C. flyover but was stymied by restricted air space regulations.

The gesture by a citizen who considers herself apolitical, a typically American form of protest with words rather than explosives, is an apt symbol for the mounting frustration with the office-bound bunglers in both Washington and Manhattan who, charged with saving the economy, are instead speeding up its downward spiral.

Shouldn’t we all be contributing to the cost of the flight?

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