Sanctuary Or Prison: Elites Live Where We Let Them.


       I’m not writing about the Trumpers, or even the Trumps. God bless them for not being bright enough to be fascists, every one. White elites walled themselves off from the world long before their cast offs and religious nuts blew here from a broken Europe. 

        What failed there has never succeeded here, ever. After the kooks,  fanatics and greedy raped and pillaged a disease ravaged continent they gained enough steam run their own show, but the economic model remained  no less brutal and short sighted than the one they had fled. 

         The cunning and shrewd accumulated wealth and power by any means necessary, denuding the northeast and then pushing further west but never gave up being Europeans, ever.

           Europe played them, these pillaging outcasts, who were better at conquest than palace intrigue. Really, the Americans for the most part had no clue. Even after the revolution, command and control was overseen  by Europeans and the few American born who learned their techniques. 

           The private sector...interconnected networks of half trained elites  whose first goal is survival, buries mistakes and opposition without blinking. Shoot first, steal everything and move on. This is tradition. Inside command and control science, truth, and tradition battle it out with ice picks, smoke and mirrors. The last half trained man standing gets to pound his chest for all to hear, leaving the rest of us no option but to live on and off of the spoils. 

           Kissinger comes to mind. Half trained. Certainly no Einstein. I saw the towers rise and fall from the same perspective. Few know JDR’s outfit connected Kissinger and the WTC. What was SOONJ, the private sector outfit that made the CIA look exactly like what they were...spoiled elite spawn, living where we let them. 

            The footprint we live in was stomped by JDR, who paid cash for people and got bang for his buck. All the rest of them bowed to the lord of the black gold...or became a poster boy for failure. Big oil...Zeig Heil, as the key to the executive was room passes to the next goose stepping generation of the half trained. 

             There is no sanctuary or rocket ship escape from this mangled earth for the half trained delusional movers and shakers who clamor to call the shots. The tide is coming in.

I’m not driving.

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Comment by Tom Cordle on December 7, 2018 at 10:16am

At the risk of exposing my own ignorance, who is JDR? A Roosevelt perhaps?

Though for the most part I share your views on the rapacious nature of much of American history, there is another side to that story, though the credit for that belongs more to ordinary, hard-working Americans than it does to the privileged class.

The surest sign the very rich are very different from the rest of us is that they so often escape punishment for their crimes; and when they somehow do get convicted, they all too often serve their sentences in prisons that are little more than country clubs with bars – and not the sort of bars where you can order a martini or an expensive, twelve-year-old single-malt scotch – though I'll wager alcohol is among the contraband available to the privileged few who are fool enough to get themselves imprisoned.

Some of this is about class, of course, in America's putative "classless" society, but the real dividing line is money. Even as crooked and classless, in every sense of that word, an individual as Donald "Delirium Tremens" Trump will be afforded the best defense money can buy, and he will not likely ever see the inside of a prison cell. But if he does, you can bet your last dollar he won't be doing hard time, regardless of his crimes. I'd also wager this self-proclaimed tough guy wouldn't last a month in a real prison.

The ugly truth is that in America, if you steal money,, you get a slap on the wrist and perhaps a fine equal to maybe a tenth of what you stole; but if you steal bread to feed your children, you will do hard time. As Anatole France observed long ago:

"The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread."

Les Miserables, I fear, is alive and unwell in 21st Century Amerika.

Comment by J.P. Hart on December 7, 2018 at 11:51am

i must spend my gasoline budget on Henry James' Wings of a Dove. No plastic to get to Bowling Green for my KY. Muse say break no glass. VGF proffers $menu$ for naming 'rights': Paradise Cheeseburger; conjures horrific contemporaneousness. Apocalypse postponed. The crisper-like scissors on my Eddie Bauer combo knife needs return or at least the jeweler's eye. Hey wondering why! So if Globe Union can sprinkle submarine sensors every which way upon the sea bottom; is the UW Dept. of Meteorology monetizing-monitoring ocean temperature?

Need I add Charlie Rich's Rolling With the Flow? WOW/\RBJ! Paradoxical-paradigms perpetual war! Do not udderstand. Never understood Mack the Knife, ether! Randish-sandish! On a script. Merriam's trend? Holy-rollin' perplexity! Know thyself. No such thing as success?
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Comment by koshersalaami on December 7, 2018 at 12:30pm

I wondered the same thing, even tried to look it up, but I think given that he’s talking about the “lord of black gold” he means John D. Rockefeller

Comment by Tom Cordle on December 7, 2018 at 12:58pm

Kosh – I think you nailed it. I'm a dolt.

Comment by Tom Cordle on December 7, 2018 at 1:02pm

JP  Rollin' with the Flow was a huge hit for Merle Haggard, and if you want some good country lyrics, check out his Are the Good Times Really Over For Good?

Comment by Robert B. James on December 7, 2018 at 11:42pm

JDR ...yes. No bigger name in the petroleum age. Standard Oil Of New Jersey was the outfit...his outfit. The American empire’s ( private sector ) boss of bosses. Handed out dimes. Had a big estate in Lakewood NJ...not far from where the Hindenburg burned. 

   The facts are the facts. But try to find them! 

Skull and bones...Pan Am, all predate 1948. Ike was half trained...He was no FDR, who understood greed and the greedy. Kissinger was up and coming, and the Rockefeller family owned him, and every one else with owning. 

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