Why are the gaudy mansions in America not protected with razor wire and shards of broken glass like in Mexico? It’s a social contract that was forged with the blood of the poor, of union workers and organizers, of black people and anyone who was needed as grist for the ventures of the rich..It doesn’t amaze me that our government refuses to prosecute rich people who steal and cheat with even a fraction of the zeal they prosecute petty drug dealers and car thieves—rich people expect the government to passively aid them and the government almost always does (noting that Madoff’s crime was screwing OTHER rich people). .It DOES amaze me, however, that not one thieving billionaire miscreant has been found gutted and hanging from a tree by some stupid, angry, poor violent mob whose scant miserable lives were stolen from them..THAT is the social contract that America has become and quite frankly it’s a damn better deal for the rich than it is for the people who get a handful of food stamps and a crappy government apartment..People who pay 15% of their billions in taxes and complain about it can suck it if they think they have a raw deal here. They should be thankful that they still have intact entrails.
May 31, 2016
May 24, 2016