Wake the F*** Up – The Powerful Don’t Care About You – Elwood Channels Carlin

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      ThouArtThat
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      Sooner or later we all sit down to a banquet of consequences.

      - Robert Louis Stevenson

      Politics is the entertainment division of the Military Industrial Complex.

      - Frank Zappa

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      closeupready
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      have grown by a factor of 10 over the last ten years.

      Think about that for a minute.

      That means your “re-election campaign war chest”/slush fund is approximately 10x bigger NOW than it was in 2010.  So if you had, for example, $500,000 in your war chest then, you’d have $5,000,000 now.  For 99.5% of Americans, $5,000,000 meets the threshold for “f*** you” money.  Meaning no matter what, they are financially set for the rest of their lives.  So let’s say you decide you want out.  You run for re-election and during the primary you throw the race to a challenger.  “Oops, I lost!”  Take the $5,000,000, set up a 501(c)(3) organization to do whatever, “Winning Hearts and Minds” charity, “I Love Puppies!” charity, “Me” Foundation whatever it is.  Put your friends on the Board of Directors, have them appoint your spouse as CEO, pay them 3% of the endowment forever, and voila, you are so set.

      Point being, as an important person, if it came to a decision between an ordinary person or someone giving them massive campaign contributions, guess who would win, for most people?

      It’s no different for Jeff Bezos or George Soros or Bill Maher or Hillary Clinton – oligarchs who play ball with other oligarchs to keep each other strong and everyone else down in their places BENEATH you.

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

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      mmonk
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      Fear not the path of Truth for the lack of People walking on it. - RFK

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      FedUp
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      Thanks for posting this. Elwood must know my sister-in-law, the whiner who won’t talk to me because I don’t like Biden. He hit the nail squarely on the head with this one. People who think corrupt old addled Biden is going to turn things around are in for a rude awakening. “He doesn’t give a shit about you” should be the campaign slogan for both of the  fuckers on the ballot this year.

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      Voltairine
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      Managerial professional class aka ruling class don’t care about us, and they don’t care about truth and honesty either.

      Social democrats and social liberals: yeah, so we gotta elect politicians and select bureaucrats who care…

      See how this fails? Caring class party wins an election, gets to put it’s people as the new managers. The party becomes party of managers, ruling class party – and the managerial wing does everything it can to make the caring class wing of the party lose, as happened with Corbyn, Sanders, Tsipras, as happens always. We can’t win by becoming them. We gotta be and do us, take care of each other as peers.

      Aloha!

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