Butler Shaffer (in 2010)

What with the American government conjuring up wars based upon lies, forged documents, and other acts of deceit; with the economic system in a state-created turbulence; with the shoveling of hundreds of billions of dollars into the coffers of corporations friendly to the state; with major corporations (e.g., General Electric, Bank of America) paying no federal income tax this year; and with Washington endeavoring to create a situation to justify an unprovoked, ‘preemptive’ attack on Iran with nuclear weapons, it is the height of elitist arrogance to charge tens of millions of Americans as ‘extremists’ for objecting to such moral and intellectual corruption.