I see Glenn Beck has managed to show a fine display of human fellow feeling by comparing the Norwegian victims of the right-wing murderer to the Hitler Youth.
But then again the US ultra-rightists are not noted for tact or, indeed, intelligence.
His fellow travelers continue to hold the World hostage through their manufactured deadlock of the negotiations to raise the US debt ceiling in the US Congress.
Vince Cable, in his usual blunt way, has called those Congressman and Senators responsible "Right Wing" nutters. Hard not to disagree, when we hear that the leader of the refuseniks would not even take the telephone call of his head of state.
The US AAA debt rating is now quite likely to go. If the deadlock continues, then the damage of a default will be permanent. Once it becomes clear that the leverage created in the Western world since 1945 is now no longer sustainable, even by the US Federal Government, then a major financial reordering is set to take place.
In 1931, there was series of bank failures, followed by a sovereign debt crisis. In 2011, there is a sovereign debt crisis which could lead to the total breakdown of the banking system. The impact of the nightmare scenario can not be judged at this moment, but it does appear that the ultimate breakdown of the financial system is firmly on the cards. 1931, here we come.
If that nightmare scenario does indeed take place, it will be the dogmatic arrogance of Beck and his right wing cohorts who will be most largely to blame.