I’ve been an R. Crumb fan for years, and these comments of his about the ongoing ripoff of society by the banks–from a new article in the New York Observer–only deepen my admiration for him:
“…The documentary The Sorrow and the Pity by Marcel Ophuls is one of the best documentaries ever made, just people talking for hours, it’s fascinating, everybody should watch it. The Nazis could have never survived without the help of big banks and corporations, many of them American. If the Weather Underground was bombing banks I’m all for it as long as they weren’t killing too many people,” Mr. Crumb said.
“That was their creed at first, to bomb empty buildings,” I said.
“We should still bomb motherfucking banks,” he said.
“What did you make of Occupy Wall Street?” I asked him.
“I thought it was a worthy effort,” he said.
“I walked through Zuccotti Park and these fools were calling for ‘good’ banks, the church and Thomas Jefferson’s ideals.”
“That’s sad. 2008 was the biggest robbery in history and who goes to jail? Some poor black kid who stole some sneakers at a fucking Wal-Mart if he gets lucky enough to not get shot in the back on his way there,” Mr Crumb said…”
Read the rest here…
Here’s the trailer for the documentary “The Sorrow And The Pity””:
And the trailer for the excellent 1994 biography “Crumb”:
(Hat tip to Jamie Vayda of Loud Comix, also a great read…get your copy from Birdcage Bottom Books…)