An interesting quote triggers a thought
Said/written by the wonderful Dorothy Parker:
“If you want to see what God thinks of money,
just look at all the people He gave it to.”And as this ominously interminable election season cranks up, I've noticed many of the most egregious assholes, those who spin out their tired theories and cobweb covered platitudes on the sacred nature of wealth, on the importance of the money game they play -- one in which there will never never never be any risk of loss, that anti-socialist game they so laughingly call free-market capitalism, that the government can ONLY be allowed to interfere in most private aspects of the lives of the people who aren't them, but never never never interfere in their ways of light-fingering loot from working people or bribes from their bagmen, the ones they call "Campaign contributions"... and etc...
Noticing how many of them got their wealth by inheritance from someone whose criminal tactics now are so far past the statute of limitations they're covered with the dust of sanctity...
In other word, rich assholes who love to call themselves "self-made men." *
GHW Bush who built his own wealth by "borrowing $50,000 from my uncle to start a business," completely oblivious to the fact that in 1952, the number of people who had relatives with a liquid $50K could be counted on the arrogant middle finger of one hand.
The Koch Brothers, whose only work is to buy changes in state laws to protect the money their daddy left for them.
Willard Romney, Jon Huntsman, et al ... **
All of them arrogant about how all them thar boobs out thar need to work hard hard hard to get money.
All of them arrogant about the hard work it takes to acquire wealth.
All of them arrogant as they pretend they can even imagine what it takes to start from scratch.
And another quote from the 30's comes to mind, this one from H.L. Mencken:
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."
* Same principal here as with all those Rec Room Patriots who were just too fucking precious to do military service (even when there was a universal draft -- i.e., universal in the sense that ALL the poor and dark-skinned kids had to go if called up) -- but who are so well known for those salivary flecks that spray while they scream -- frothing at the mouth -- that the country's survival depends on going to war RIGHT NOW! (Survival meaning they get to keep their wealth by paying off THEIR masters with the blood and bodies of the ones who wear the uniform -- See Smedley Butler's War is a Racket).
Lots of people call them chickenhawks, but I tend to still think of that term as specifically applicable to pederasts. Because even though the political clowns who send people to go and kill and die to cover up their payoffs and political posturing are fucking them, it's the metaphorical use of the word to describe a different kind of sexual sickness, as in fucking-them-over. (Wilhelm Reich)
**Yes, of course I left out Bush Junior, thought it too obvious, but when making lists...