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Donald Trump is the best thing to happen to Wall Street in twenty years. â€¦This is because since the moment he took the oath of office, no one has so much as uttered a word about Wall Street. And much like Tyler Durden, Wall Street LOVES when no one is talking about it. (Also much like Tyler Durden Wall Street has an army of automatons wreaking mayhem throughout the land while those tasked with policing them are either incompetent, bought off, or both.)
As long as Donald Trump is caressing the White House with the care and loving kindness of a bull in a china shop being chased by a farmer trying to collect its testicles â€“ As long as thatâ€™s going on, Wall Street can continue the breathtaking and unfettered pillaging of our country without the slightest bit of oversight. And of course Trump has put Goldman Sachs in charge of the economy, just as President Obama did. [Insert your own fox/ hen house joke here, but I warn you, weâ€™ve heard them all.]
This ravenous extraction of the wealth and resources of America only got worse under Obama and is only getting worse than the previous worse under Trump. For some ODD reason the Goldman Sachs officials that Obama/Trump put in charge of our economy never seem to want to regulate the big banks. â€¦Yet the mainstream media isnâ€™t talking about any of this because itâ€™s not a silly tweet by Donald Trump. They also arenâ€™t covering it because a) they serve massive telecoms that love Wall Streetâ€™s criminal schemes, b) it doesnâ€™t fit into the â€œDemocrats good/ GOP badâ€ (or vice versa) paradigm that every story must wear like an ill-fitting gown, and c) it also doesnâ€™t fit into the â€œRUSSIA DID IT!â€ paradigm that every story must wear overtop its ill-fitting gown.
During the 2011/ 2012 Occupy movement, for the first time in years the entire country took a critical eye to the institution that was running our economy (by â€œrunningâ€ I mean â€œdry humpingâ€). The nation FINALLY cared that this institution was steadily extracting all of the wealth and resources and giving it (in an unmarked bag) to a tiny percentage of men and women (mainly men) who smelled impeccable. Even those citizens who were wrongly disgusted by Occupy still felt that Wall Street was exploiting the American people at a jaw-dropping pace. And they got angry. The country got angry. FINALLY â€“ at long last â€“ everyone got ANGRY.
This is when the mainstream media did what they do best â€“ they acted as the white blood cells attacking the infection in the system. (And Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™m not the first to use that analogy.) In this case the â€œinfectionâ€ was activists calling attention to the full-blast destructive tendencies of capitalism. The media piled on the protesters as if those activists were the ones sucking every last penny out of the American people.
The dutiful white blood cells know that putting on these gowns will distract us all from the continued pillaging by the ultra wealthy. And those white blood cells may not like mixed metaphors as much as I do (I like them a lot), but they love anything that allows their corporate owners to go about business as usual. Not all who work at the mainstream media are villainous or even morally vacant, but those who arenâ€™t are useful idiots greasing the gears of a neo-liberal/ neo-con extraction of the world.
Now, if youâ€™re a good citizen, after finishing this column you should forget about the numbers you read within it, you should ignore the endless exploitation it reminded you about, and you should move past the thoughts of impending devastation that inevitably follow such exponential wealth redistribution and gut wrenching inequality. Instead you should find a Trump tweet (preferably something about a celebrity bleeding), and you should get furious about it. Then spend your day stewing over that and only that. Tomorrow find a new tweet: rinse and repeat. â€¦Wall Street thanks you.
Full Article: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/07/lee-camp-enjoy-trump-show-wall-street-pillages-country.html
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