"Most of them became wealthy by being well connected and crooked. And they are creating a society in which they can commit hugely damaging economic crimes with impunity, and in which only children of the wealthy have the opportunity to become successful. That’s what I have a problem with. And I think most people agree with me."
Charles Ferguson, Predator Nation
“They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
"The wealth of another region excites their greed; and if it is weak, their lust for power as well. Nothing from the rising to the setting of the sun is enough for them. Among all others only they are compelled to attack the poor as well as the rich.
Robbery, rape, and slaughter they falsely call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace."
Gold and silver were marking time today ahead of the Non-Farm Payrolls Report tomorrow.
It is remarkable, and surprising if you did not know how they think, how little the politicos and the professional class of the Anglo-American elite understand their own cultures and people, especially outside of the NY-Washington metroplex.
Not to mention their abysmal ignorance of and carelessness with the rest of the world when it gets in the way of their selfish desires.
People want respect. And they are not getting it.
You cannot keep giving people no choice, and expect them to keep taking it with a downcast eye and a smile.
Have a pleasant evening.