Tabacco: When Andrew Carnegie funded Carnegie Hall, he alone approved the project. How paternalistic and egotistical of him to name it after himself: sort of self-deification and beatification! That was comparable to making the achievement of great wealth the primary rationale for sainthood!
Even at their best, Have-More Capitalists are self-centered, self-absorbed Egoists, who permit the Public to worship them at their eponymous Altars!
But Capitalism gets glowing, spiritual-like PR, bestowed by the Mouthpieces of the Capitalists, who employ them.
Some Institutions are so Corrupt that Amendment, Alteration or Adaptation is impossible. And if that were possible, the Greedy would reclaim their prior Elite Status by bribing Politicians, censoring the Media and rewriting the Legislation just as they did before.
With all their Wealth and Power, Andrew Carnegie, J. P. Morgan and John D. Rockefeller made William McKinley, not only Republican Presidential nominee in 1896, but ensured his Election. In 1900, these Unholy Three convinced McKinley to name their worst nightmare, Theodore Roosevelt, as his VP.
However, the best laid plans of mice and men… Somebody put a bullet hole in McKinley, and TR ascended to the Presidency! There’s a quote somewhere about “being too smart for one’s own good!”
Capitalism must be Replaced! Limitations will only work for a period of time before the Greedy regain what they have lost.
Those, who become Have-Mores, are not satisfied to have it all, but they must also belittle and dance on the graves of the ‘underachievers’ upon whom they trample.
George W. Bush’s ‘Big Joke’ at 2000 Al Smith Dinner:
“This is an impressive crowd. The haves and the have-mores! Some people call you the elite. I call you my base.”
Then Mitt Romney, who thoroughly ignored the ‘Hired Help’ working the dining room while he pontificated:
But let’s not forget the inimitable Leona Helmsley (“Queen of Mean”), who was later crucified for her honesty: “Only the little people pay taxes!”
Don’t forget to click on these Images to make reading easier! I know you wouldn’t want to miss any of Leona’s Magnanimously Have-More life & quips!
If you think somehow that Tabacco abhors these Super-Rich and Pompous Egoists, then you shall receive here an A++ in Reading Comprehension!
The French in 1789 and the Russians in 1917 both had the Right Idea! They Executed their Elitists!
In the 21st century, Americans deify the MOST CORRUPT, the LEAST ETHICAL of Society. It began with Hollywood films such as ‘Little Caesar’ with Edward G. Robinson, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ with Faye Dunnaway and Warren Beatty, and continued through ‘The Godfather’ Trilogy with Al Pacino. And Hollywood has NEVER stopped!
So when Al Capone, John Dillinger and John Gotti came along, instead of being vilified, they were cast in bronze!
I think that photo of Frank 42799 was a studio promo for a Hollywood film?
Now we have George W. Bush & Dick Cheney, Mitt Romney & Art Pope, the Koch brothers & Donald Trump. They are merely Opportunistic Exploiters of the American penchant for Villain Worship!
The American Revolution circa 1776 was NOT truly a Revolution at all! The Power, Pomp & Circumstance merely migrated from English Nobility to Colonial Landowners. That’s a DISTINCTION without a DIFFERENCE! Only the Cuban Revolution has effected REAL POLITICAL CHANGE. And the United States has for over 50-years made certain that ECONOMIC CHANGE WOULD NOT BE AN ACCOMPANIMENT!
In addition to America’s OTHER CRIMES & MISDEMEANORS, we do not report nor dare mention that COMMUNIST-SOCIALIST CUBA educates Poor American Blacks to become MEDICAL DOCTORS – and for FREE! The USA dare not prosecute these Black Doctors, educated and trained in COMMUNIST CUBA, for violating America’s Laws on Cuban Travel out of fear of worldwide recriminations against our CAPITALIST BIGOTRY if we did!
America also LURES NURSES FROM 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES, such as those in Africa, with the ALMIGHTY DOLLAR! That Strategy doesn’t get reported here often either!
So we have COMMUNIST-SOCIALIST CUBA doing GOOD and CAPITALIST AMERICA doing EVIL – but the PR is reversed: Great for the USA and Awful for Cuba! Such is the Nature of the American Mainstream Media!
Did I mention how the WORLD BANK, under US CONTROL, enforces AUSTERITY for its 3rd World BORROWERS? Why? Because those Poor 3rd World Borrower Countries will be unable to repay those Debts and be forced to BORROW SOME MORE TO REPAY THE INITIAL LOANS! CAPITALISM’S FINEST HOUR!
Did I forget to mention OUTSOURCING JOBS, which allows American Corporations to CUT FIXED COSTS, exploit the UNREPATRIATED EARNINGS LAW to AVOID TAXES, and incidentally cost American Workers their Jobs and American Office Building Owners their Rents!
Instead of Raising Wages, OUTSOURCING depresses Wages around the Planet, including the USA, wherein American Workers must COMPETE with Indians, Chinese, Filipinos and other countries’ workers, who make much less than Workers in the ‘Good Ole USA’! And Corporations that OUTSOURCE make out like the BANDITS THEY ARE!
I think they call that ‘REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH’!
Everyone must realize America has declared WAR ON MUSLIM OPEC COUNTRIES for the Obvious Reason (and I do NOT mean ‘democracy’!)
Republican Capitalists in America would love to invade Venezuela too, but they dare not do it. Even GOPers don’t have that much chutzpah! After all, Venezuela gives away FREE OIL to Needy Folks in the USA! Very smart those Venezuelans!
They saw what George W. Bush-Dick Cheney did to Saddam Hussein - forced him to get rid of his Chemical & Biological Weapons (they accused him of WMDs, which to Americans meant ‘Nuclear’). Then they invaded Iraq! In the ring that’s comparable to making your Opponent wear boxing gloves the size of Parade Cartoon Balloons while you wear Brass Knuckles! So Clever are those GOPers!
CAPITALISM is the MOST SINISTERLY CLEVER & MACHIAVELLIAN ECONOMIC SYSTEM ever conceived! Why? Because the Victims of this WAR are completely Unaware we are UNDER ATTACK!
NO BLOOD! NO BOMBING! NO LOUD NOISES! NO TANKS! NO FOXHOLES! NO OVERT GENOCIDE! NO MILITARY MARCHING UP & DOWN STREETS! NO HOME INVASIONS! How can this possibly be a WAR?
How Clever! A WAR in which only one side – the Winning Side – knows there is a War! This One-Sidedness could NOT be Accidental! No! It could only happen through the ingeniousness of Think Tanks and Plutocrats in DC with Legal Credentials! We don’t even notice that slow trickle of blood oozing out of our Veins!
I do NOT invoke that old aphorism about rich men and camels going to heaven because 1) Karl Marx was right about Religion being the Opiate of the Masses and 2) Doing so would only encourage the Masses to accept their current fate without taking ameliorative action aka ‘Turning the other cheek’!
Tabacco: I consider myself both a funnel and a filter. I funnel information, not readily available on the Mass Media, which is ignored and/or suppressed. I filter out the irrelevancies and trivialities to save both the time and effort of my Readers and bring consternation to the enemies of Truth & Fairness! When you read Tabacco, if you don’t learn something NEW, I’ve wasted your time.
Tabacco is not a blogger, who thinks; I am a Thinker, who blogs. Speaking Truth to Power!
In 1981′s ‘Body Heat’, Kathleen Turner said, “Knowledge is power”.
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