The Privatized Money Of Trump World

When corporations, international Mafia type gangs, Russian oligarchs and drug cartels vacuum up trillions of dollars worth of money in which little or none of it flows to the common good in the form of tax revenues, the quality of life of average citizens around the globe suffers. And yet many folks robed blind by these ruthless and greedy factions attack those who go after the robbers — the FBI, CIA and the IRS — calling them the deep state.

In other words it is so easy for some primitive minds to want to hate the “other” that demagogues are able to effortlessly lead them down blind alleys that work against their own best interest — MAGA. All his life the Donald has worked hand in glove with the world’s robbers of the common good, yet it is the greatest of those victimized by Donald J. Trump that cheer him on the most. It is as if these folks have some sort of death wish. Indeed, they do not clamor for a rational healthcare or tax system. They instead demand walls and deportation, and some even think that negative taxation in the form of tariffs is somehow a good thing.

And so huge mountains of money pile up both legally and illegally in a few private hands, stuffed in offshore bank accounts and passing through a myriad of money laundering schemes that are themselves money making operations for the greedy. Meanwhile there is a shortage of capital for healthcare, teachers, police, and the infrastructure, and average citizens find it harder and harder to make ends meet in a world awash in cash — cash controlled by the ruthless and greedy few, the privatizing few.

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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