Sometimes I think you still don’t get it. The ego is the foundation of the human mind. The mandate of the ego is to survive and to that end capitalize on every opportunity possible no matter what. This plays big time to the strengths of ruthless cons like Donald Trump and his mentor, the infamous lawyer Roy Cohn. Indeed, contrary to the teaching of the New Testament, it is deeply ingrained within the human psyche for one to grab are the marbles possible. Thus capitalism, alas, is perfectly in accord with human nature to the detriment of the majority.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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