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The Party of the Rich Flogs Income Inequality

January 3rd, 2014 - 12:11 am

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Back when I was a kid, I used to think Republicans were the party of the rich — white guys who belonged to country clubs and drove Fleetwoods.  Of course, that was long before I heard of the likes of George Soros, Bill  Gates, Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison — white guys who fly Gulf Streams and have mansions in Gstaad.  (Well, Buffett lives a little more circumspectly.)  Or went to work in Hollywood, land of Jeff Katzenberg, David Geffen, Oprah Winfrey, etc. There’s rich and then there’s REALLY RICH, if you know what I mean.  And a fair number, maybe the majority, of the latter are Democrats and profess to be liberals or progressives or something.  (And there’s Fidel Castro, who is evidently a billionaire, and professes to be a communist.)

These days, when everybody’s insurance agent or accountant drives around in a Mercedes because interest rates are so low and why not, when it comes to true conspicuous consumption, when it comes to really being the true modern plutocrats, the Democrats are now the party of the rich — Sheldon Adelson excepted, of course.

So  when I watched the broadcast of the inauguration of New York City’s new mayor Bill de Blasio with all the talk of income equality and two New Yorks blablabla, all I could do is snort — that is after checking out the cut of the expensive topcoats on De Blasio and Bill Clinton. Good schmeck, I believe they used to call it  in the Garment District.

But whatever they called it, the entire event, including Harry Belafonte’s  comments straight out of the Third International, smacked or schmecked of high comedy. Income inequality — my fat fanny!  These guys (and girls) can’t be serious.  They were probably all busy checking their smart phones to see how the market was doing (not good that day).  As for the poor, it doesn’t matter what happens to them as long as the rhetoric is good and they keep voting Democratic.

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I moved out of New York City a year and a half ago after living there for 16 years. I saw Guliani's policies taking hold as they cleaned up time square and the surrounding area, making it a place you could actually walk through at night and feel safe. In my neighborhood, old abandoned stores were replaced with new shops, restaurants, and businesses. Most of my NYC friends are liberal, so they sniffed at Guliani's thuggish attempts to restore order and spruce things up (a few even preferred times square the way it was - the pickpockets and drug dealers - oh how romantic a time that was). We all laughed at Bloomberg and his attempts to stop us from smoking both indoors and outdoors and his policies about what size soda we should be able to buy, but he kept the streets orderly (more or less) like Rudy did, so he was tolerable.
But de Blasio; I'm worried about him. All the "take back the city" rhetoric being shouted out from the podium at his inauguration has me uneasy.
Funny, none of my Liberal friends gave a big cheer when ultra lib de Blasio won the election. The thing is now most of them are in their 40s now, have nice jobs, some savings, and they realized they are now "the rich" that guys like Obama and now de Blasio want to take from.
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Great column.

What these guys are, are feudalists i.e. Royal wannabees. They don't in any way, shape or form represent the little guy who actually has to worry about his children and his income.

What they do perfectly represent is the banality of evil.

Or, to paraphrase C.S. Lewis, they are the quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks in clean, carpeted, warmed, and well-lighted offices, and who do the greatest evil.
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Limousine Liberals turned into Cadillac Communists.

Comrade Bill de Bloviate is going to "transform" the city, where the "paper of record" is the Daily Duranty.

I happen to believe him. Moscow on the Hudson is no longer just a Robin Williams comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.

And Bill de Bloviate will take Nee York and "transform" it...into Detroit.
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Well, it is no secret that there are many Democrats and Republicans in the 1%, so each side can attack or mock the other side's rich guys. Can anyone question the fact that the 1% should be taxed more than they are now? Society is sorting itself out so that the top one per cent and the top 10 percent have more than they ever have had, while the rest have the same, or less. But since those in every category may have iPhones, who are the folks whose ox is getting gored the most? Yes, of course the government is screwed up, but I will say for the 100th time that simply shrinking government is not going to solve the problems of most of the folks, even PJMers. People inside one of the two matrixes/matrices are most energetic when blasting the other side. Unfortunately, I can't see that either matrix contains the answer to our current woes. On the other hand, our current woes aren't nearly as woeful as so many other wars, crashes, and depressions in our history, which might force me to grudgingly admit that both matrixes must be doing something right. ;-)
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This Horse & Carriage thing kills me. If de Blasio gets his way, the drivers will be put out of work and the horses will be killed. Who profits from this? These drivers all have a licenses from the City, so they're legal. If de Blasio can put legal businesses out of business for no reason but his own capriciousness, NYC is doomed.
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If de Blasio had a brain in his head, he'd know that tourism is one of the biggest industries in NY and that tourists (and New Yorkers) like the horses & carriages. What's this idiot going to do next? Get rid of hotels?
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Corporate Socialism.
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There is inequality among equally rich people.
Those who know how to hang on to their wealth despite the temptations are in fact wealthier than the rest of us.
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"The problem with socialism is that you run out of other peoples' money"
Margaret Thatcher
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I just don't know that I've seen this many conspiracy scenarios in one place before. Are these lulus for real or am I just getting my leg pulled? Perhaps party affiliation of the Forbes 400 would help? There are no financially poor politicians, just the morally and ethically poor. A $20 million dollar a year man for President, but there wasn't a financially poor choice among them. I love this topic, the possible responses are endless. I must admit though, I can't respond to all the conspiracy theories. I'm old and laughing that hard hurts.
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The question is, how do all these politically connected Democrat billionaires make their money? The old fashioned way, or through crime?

I have no doubt that much of the money in possession of these psychotic would-be slave masters is ill-gotten. Warren Buffet has used legislation of crush his competition. Oprah strikes me as a clearinghouse for Scientology-connected businesses. Hollywood has always attracted dirty money (film production in general is a magnet for narcotics laundering). Bill Gates, well I'll give him a pass... though now he is partnered with the Qatar Charities, which was one of bin Laden's favorite charities (look it up).

Soros is practically broke. Petrobras. Lost his money in Brazil. He's been quiet of late, hasn't he? The shady Hungarian, the European Nationalist (Napolean? Hitler?) is adrift at sea, his sails flapping in the winds of economic turmoil wrought by Obama and the Ikhwanis.

De Blasio will turn this city into Gotham City, but Bloomberg already did most of the work. The organic community of NYC has been decimated by Bloomberg's focus on the trivial, his high taxes and high spending, his attracting of foreign wealth that zips in and zips out, snapping up properties for speculation or to get money into the USA. NYC is a criminal mecca, welcome by the Qatar-connected Bloomberg. Already a dystopian city whose violent crime rate has been on the rise for years, though it's never reported that way. Where as Queen Mike Bloomberg was a Qatari agent, De Blasio is a Fidel Castro sycophant. New Yorkers are stuck between the Nazis and the Communists. Isn't that happy?

In short, I think we're dealing with a bunch of pseudo elites. Criminal million and billionaires, stupid professors, know-nothing journalists and news reporters, terminally blind and corrupt politicians, all sold out, each for their own petty reasons - fame, wealth, reputation among friends.

Ever wonder why The Great Gatsby has made such a comeback? The hero is a smooth talking, bootlegging, mobster who hates the old money. And the old money - the establishment - is loathsome in that book (much like they're loathsome in the world today).

Then you look at a play like Cabaret, with its hypnotic focus on drugs, sex, and booze, on money and opulence before the Nazi stranglehold. It all falls into place. Particularly when you consider that the Muslim Broterhood are literally unreconstructed Nazis, right down to the same propaganda.

I'll prove this all in a column of my own soon. We're in the early, perhaps mid, 1930s. Class divisions, racial division, a Nazi presence throughout the Middle East and in our own backyard. And a Russia hellbent on stopping it, at whatever cost.

The only thing that's changed is that America has been coopted by the bag guys.

Good luck in 2014. You'll need it.
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Makes sense to me. Looking forward to your column. BTW, if you're interested in Weimar, a good read, if you heaven't seen it, is A Terrible Splendor about the Davis Cup match between Van Cramm and Donald Budge.
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I haven't seen that book, I'll have to check it out. I've covered a lot of the groundwork, though I'm still heavily researching for a report on the Muslim Brotherhood. Not the same stuff about how they're supremacists in suits, but more tracking their political agency and economic well-being across the world, pegging them in South America (Peru, Paraguay), Burma, Thailand, Africa, and the United States. In short, the base of operations is Qatar, which functions as a hedge fund. The crime boss Dawood Ibrahim, who operates vast illegal businesses in narcotics, money laundering, and slavery (sex and otherwise). The ISI provides the protection and might, Turkey provides the NATO cover. And now, it would seem, the United States provides the drones.

As we advance the interests of the Christian-slaughtering Ikhwanis, the same characters who slaughtered the Armenians and other Christians in 1915, only to then partner with Hitler in the person of Amin al Husseini, the United States is sadly complicity in ethnic and religious genocide. The combination of pushing a "gay rights" agenda at all costs, and "democracy" - despite the fact that "democracy" means Brotherhood - has kept the American people in the dark.

It's a sad day when Russian propaganda has a strong ring of truth. And trust me, I'm no fan of Aleksandr Dugin.
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"It's a sad day when Russian propaganda has a strong ring of truth." How very true. (I recently read Putin's take on the suicide bombers in Russia -- in his condemnation, he sounded like George Bush -- did Obama even make a statement? It makes me sick to think how far America, under Obama, has sunk.)
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Yeah, Obama said that Putin could depend on the US helping him with his 'mischievous folks.'
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Looking VERY forward to the article as well, Randall.

The radical leftist/Muslim Brotherhood "marriage" has been left untouched. The Immaculate Deception spawned today's nightmare.

A cesspool with a diving board.

Powerline's Scott Johnson has a small article on it with the release of Lynne Stewart.
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Granted, a lot of this must seem conspiratorial or crazy. But here's an easy test of whether I'm correct, or just nuts.

Ask someone you know connected to intel (DIA, NSA, CIA) about Qatar. Remind them that KSM was on Qatari payroll. Ask them why Qatar has partnered with the National Logistics Cell of the Pakistani Army, who are, literally, the Taliban. A simple Google search for "national logistics cell taliban" will prove this.

This shouldn't be hard for someone like Roger, who has the connections. Qatar, where we have two of the largest bases in the entire world, is the main problem. Anyone "in the know" will confirm this, if reluctantly. It's a massive conflict of interest.

Moreover, add the Mexican cartels into the mix. The similar behavior of al Qaeda and the cartels; the trafficking and transit points through North Africa (FARC and Sinaloa to AQIM), the history of Lebanon and narcotics through their Civil War and their connection to the PRD in Mexico (I think that's right.... would have to double check). Carlos Slim's marriage to a Gemayal, the Lebanese family knee deep in opium and hash, the family that founded the Syrian Social National Party (SSNP), the Arab Nazis...

Finally, and then I'm done, maybe this all seems academic. But consider the progression of evil, especially when it has reconciled itself to narcotics trafficking, genocide, and slavery. It has tangible effects on the civilized world - cf. New York, Chicago (cartel violence), Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.

I have a lot of stuff published already. Check out nyyrc.com/blog for taste.

Also, you can see here: http://www.onepoliticalplaza.com/user_profile.jsp?usernum=4677
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I only ask this one question.

Which actual conspiracy, which betrayal, which of the most historically evil plots, schemes and seditions...did NOT seem conspiratorial when they began to come to light?

If we suggest that those that did the most horrific damage could have been thwarted, ...if only...and in the same breath say that all those who spot them are "tinfoil hat wearers" and "hysterics"...then we must conclude that we will never uncover or thwart such a plot, scheme or conspiracy.

Because to spot one and theorize on it...is to declare oneself unfit to spot one and theorize on it.
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Things are less a theory when they have historical continuity and peer-reviewed sources behind them. It's not that people haven't heard of this "conspiracy," it's just that, for some reason, no one ever bothers to put all the pieces together. Things are reported around the world on - a regular basis - that contribute to the picture, but they're seen as isolated incidents.

Between Turkey, Qatar, and Pakistan, the Muslim Brotherhood has all it needs to continue operating as a mafia, targeting and intimidating mostly Muslims, while murdering Christians and Jews as a fig leaf for their ideology.

But at the end of the day, it's less ideology than business. Dawood Ibrahim is not an Islamist, he's an entrepreneur.
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RandallS
If you're not familiar with John Loftus, you should be. He had top clearance, investigated the Nazis for State and clearly links the Muslim Brotherhood first with Hitler, then with the CIA after WW11.
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If Barack Hussein Obama ever leaves office or when he leaves office, he will be worth hundreds of millions, if not billions. The money is being washed as we read this. Michelle? It is entirely possible that she will leave the White House with more than plenty. That money, too, is being washed as we read this. this applies to many if not most of their associates, friends, cronies, et al. the total take will be incalculable. No, there will be no taxation of most of it. this is the New Africa, the Age of Obama.
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There is so much spillage from the giant Stimulus to Nowhere, that it would not surprise me if off-shore accounts have been filled with what fell off the $850 billion table.

Does anyone remember when, in 2010, millions were being "disbursed" by the stimulus office to as many as 440 bogus "congressional districts," as well as many phony ZIP codes? I do.
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Michelle advises young people to not seek fame and fortune but to become teachers, social workers etc.

Unlike Michelle herself with the PR Chicago hospital gig, when her salary tripled after Barry was selected for the state legislature.

IF people were to follow Michelle's counsel, they certainly won't be able to afford her $20,000+ diamond bangles.

All of this kind of disgusting, shallow self-serving stuff is integral to seeing yourself as special and smarter and better than the hoi polloi, which is the single defining characteristic of America's self-anointed ruling class.

Morons feeling entitled to dictate how others should live who wouldn't dream of living that way themselves.

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I once went to one of the faux "farmers' markets" near the White House, where a bowl of soup ran you $10 bucks. Reminds me of Marie Antoinette's pretend sheep farm on the grounds of Versailles. She could play the "sheepherdess" in designer frocks with her girlfriends and gay male hangers-on.
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"Fully 70% of our citizens apparently want smaller government."

Apparently? Certainly not if one takes a look at the typical voting patterns we have seen over the course of the last few national elections which point to the contrary.
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As Andrew Wilkow is fond of saying: "Socialism is for the people, not the Socialists" and "Socialism: Ideas so good that they have to be mandatory."

In Orwell's 1984, and in the Soviet Union, you had the "Inner Party", who were the highest-ranking members of "The Party". They all were exempt from the rules and regulations that governed the rest of "The Party" and especially "The Proletariat". This is the same thing we see with the Democrat Party, who has essentially been taken over by CPUSA, "The New Party" and other Socialist elements straight from the teachings of Marx, Lenin and Mao.
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