From Mick Farren in L.A.
On another planet called Beverly Hills, just twenty minutes drive from the world that I inhabit, a woman called Constantina, who describes herself as a philanthropist and singer – and seemingly has her own brand of lipstick – plays with her tiger in her backyard. While I wholly support everyone’s total right to free expression, this does look a lot like how the French Revolution got started.
Indeed. Elsewhere, workers seized a factory in Chicago on Friday after it shut down without paying them. As the economy worsens, things like that will happen more frequently and will be increasingly militant and angry. Which probably wouldn’t be a good time for Mr. Hedge Fund to be driving down the street in his stretch Hummer.