Friday, May 1, 2020

Big Money Gets What it Wants and Joe Biden is What it Wants

The wealthy were once satisfied with being rich. Now they want it all. I never really understood African dictators who, when they came to power through elections, chose to run off with all the money when they could have been national heroes. And now we are Africa.

For forty years, American presidents and American government have allowed themselves and itself to be gradually—ever so gradually—bought and paid for.

Now the process is complete. 

The monied crowd engineered Joe Biden’s selection as the Democratic candidate and now they’re telling him who to choose as running mate. CNBC has declared it so:
Big money donors are pressuring Joe Biden against picking Elizabeth Warren for VP: ‘He would lose the election.’

Joe hasn’t the balls to go there anyway, just as Barack Obama hadn’t the balls early on to support Bernie or Liz. The man we so admired and trusted turns out, like all the rest, to know upon which side his bread is buttered.

With a lock on both sides of the upcoming election, Wall Street, or the one-percent or whatever you choose to call them can now sit back and count their cash. There will be no Elizabeth Warren to upset the seating arrangements, just as Bernie Sanders never even had the chance to be invited to dinner.

The final nail in the coffin of democracy turned out to be a free and independent press. There wasn’t even a quiet sucking-in-of-breath as the least inspiring of all candidates became the man of the hour.

Didn’t matter a whit that Warren ‘had a plan for that’ and Joe couldn’t complete a simple sentence. Mattered not that Bernie inspired young and progressive America, while Joe was daydreaming through a past life as Obama’s vice president.

Joe Biden is the tried and true old fella with a smile that warms the hearts of the Baby Boomers. In case you’re not familiar with the term, the Boomers are the greedy post WWII crowd that took it all and are damned if they’ll give anything back.

Fuck someone else’s children and grandchildren, the environment was there to be plundered and so suck it up, they are rich, their children are rich and their grandchildren will be rich. You want a Green New Deal, affordable education, the chance to buy a home and raise a family?

Not on my dime, asshole.

As an interesting side note, Thomas Jefferson felt strongly about the importance of a free press to keep government in check. He concluded that if he had to choose between “a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.

On behalf of a once proud, ambitious, generous and welcoming nation, I apologize, Tom, for so self-servingly shitting the bed.