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Debt Wars: Elephants vs Chickens

Jul 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

“‘All for one and one for all,’ said the elephant as he danced among the chickens.”

We do not know the originator of this incisive analysis (some suggest it may be Charles Dickens), but I can at least place it several generations beyond the well bred author. A dear colleague, author, activist, academician shared it in one of his many stimulating lectures a number of years back. He was a professor at a well known seminary at the time.

It seems to capsulize where we are now. Brinksmanship was a state of mind during the Cold War. It seems to have returned with a vengeance over the debt issues facing our nation. The chickens include the middle, lower middle, and lower classes of American society. The elephants well, if you don’t know by now, I presume you have had a long Rip Van Winkle nap.