Let Them Eat Cake!

Qu’ils mangent de la brioche!

Queen Marie Antoinette may not actually have said this, but her lavish spending, while her country was starving, trumpeted “Let them eat cake!” from the rooftop of her palatial palace.


This week’s Smackdown goes to our corporate-contolled government – from those who caused it, to those who let it slide – for steadily & unabashedly transforming our nation’s once-proud slogan, “For the People,” into a new, shameful slogan, “For the Money.”


“…government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

— Abe Lincoln

Sorry, Abe. Perish, it has.

As evidenced by alternative media who dare to print what our mainstream news media dare not discuss:

How the One Percent Live

Why the Rich Keep Getting Richer

An Essay: In the Land of the One Percent

But don’t worry Abe, old boy. We the People will continue to fight – even without the help of our mainstream news media; we have blogs now, Abe – and, so far, the freedom to speak our minds.


Hopefully, enough of us will speak out against For the Money” government, and not shut up ’til we wrench our corporate government from the manicured hands of the 1% of this country, back into all our hands – where it belongs.


How do you feel about this issue?


Sylver’s Saturday Smackdown


10 thoughts on “Let Them Eat Cake!

  1. Pingback: Stoking Inequity | Sylver Blaque

  2. Corporations control government? I’m sure they’ll be glad to know that. I guess all those government regulations that make doing any kind of business, from running a dry cleaner to an investment bank, are just a decoy.

  3. You already know how I feel about this. And, in keeping with the French theme the refrain from La Marseillaise seems appropriate.
    “Marchons, marchons!
    .Qu’un sang impur
    Abreuve nos sillons!

    (Especially moving in the Hector Berlioz arrangement).

  4. The US definitely does not have a government of the people. Re Marie A, some historians have suggested that the quote was not of arrogance or dismissiveness but an expression that she wanted the people to have much better than mere bread.

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