There was once an alarmist diary at dKos about the coming hard times, and how people in the country can grow their own food, but city-dwellers and those people who will be rendered homeless by the mortgage implosion during the Great Depression Redux will have no such recourse.
And it made me remember a few things.
That link goes to a pic of one of the most famous headlines in 20th Century U.S. journalism:
“FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD”
and it ushered in what we were subsequently to understand was the GOP’s compassionate conservatism toward all beings, human and otherwise.