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Critics Say These 63 Billionaires Who Bankrolled Trump All the Way to Insurrection Have 'No Right to Feel Shocked'

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/01/12/critics-say-these-63-billionaires-who-bankrolled-trump-all-way-insurrection-have-no

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“Will there be any accountability for these recent billionaire enablers of Donald Trump, who saw what damage he caused and still stood by him?”

No.

Seriously, does it really matter which side the rulers of the world give to, eh? No, it doesn’t. Money and politics blend about as well as oil and water. The fault lies is in allowing this in the first place.

What happened at the Capitol happened due to a middle class in decline, that includes all political persuasions, left, right and center.

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“I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.”

Abraham Lincoln

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these are the criminals who are funding the destruction of our democracy–they too should be charged and held liable for the sack of the Capital–the multiple crimes of Trump and his criminal Republican partners in the sacking of our democracy --esp the Mercers who’s money the insurrectionists used to pay for their crime spree

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But, it’s nice to have information about the monetary glue that holds together fascism in the United States.

With any luck, in the future, we may be able to do something about it.

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These billionaires are most likely disappointed that the insurrection was unsuccessful. For now.

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“A fool and his money are soon parted…”

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At least there was some good news. " Included in that list is Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnet and far-right supporter of Israel’s apartheid policies, who died Tuesday." I hate to be so dark but I am tired of trying to understand and empathize with Trump supporters. My Buddha nature is in shreds just like our country. They play violent hardball on all levels with no mercy or empathy (from the man on the street to the man in Congress.) I am sick of Trump’s death cult and trying to ‘work’ with them is like trying to pet a poisonous snake. This does not mean I think the present Dem party will save us but at least they have a handful of actual human beings.

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As long as 'In God We Trust" remains the driving force in our politics, democracy will be nothing more than a delusion.

de·lu·sion

/dəˈlo͞oZHən/

noun

  1. an idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as reality or rational argument, typically a symptom of mental disorder.

“Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.”

Paul Valery

“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”

John Adams , Letter, April 15, 1814

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Shameful and predictable.

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I don’t believe they care either way. They have billions. Nothing will affect them.

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When the Lord puts His hand on a man’s shoulder, I take mine off. - Thomas Jefferson

So, make it 62 billionaires. Let this be a lesson to the other 62. When, not if, you’re no longer here, people won’t remember your good works if, in fact, none of them were real and none of them actually helped anybody. Your good works live on and your stupid games are ultimately nothing. People will pass by your enormous gravestone and wonder who is that name on the gravestone.

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Adelson is dead. Which is a good thing.

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Rot in Hell sheldon .

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The Reagan to Trump Republican party and its steady march to central authoritarianism and fascism can be synthesized into two groups:

  1. The gamers…the billionaire ruling class and their well paid associates (lawyers, lobbyist, economic hit men, financial analysts, private equity, etc…)
  2. The breakers…from radical groups like the oath Keepers and Qanon and the Montana Freemen to other breakers like Rudy (America’s mayor my gosh), Teddy Cruz, Josh Hawley, Mikey Flynn, Roger Nixon Stone, Steve Bannon, Montana Steve Daines, Montana Matt Rosedale, Maine’s Paul LePage, etc…

The breakers will stick with Trump…to the bitter bloody end.

The gamers, and your list is woefully incomplete, will dump Trump and but they will stick with the remnants of the Republican Party, Their incessant need for money in a system that has defacto and formally defined money as power and free speech has become too intoxicating! John Roberts and Citizen United and his other rulings like personhood rights for Corporations and money as free speech has done a great deal of harm to our Democracy! If he is a so called orginalist, then I’d sure like to understand what history books he’s using as his source.

Your list should include every billionaire owner of sports teams…they all supported Trump and they will support Republicans after Trump is gone. John Henry (Red Sox), Kraft (NE Pats and Revs), Dolan (Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, Cleveland baseball), Arthur Blank of Home Depot (Falcons), and on and on the list goes. The Oligarchs that control all professional leagues in the US will stick with Republicans for one reason: gaming the system. Whether it be the rigged tax code, public funding for stadiums, or even total vanquish from anti-trust enforcement, the sports Oligarchy in the US has been total trump and will remain total Republican!

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How do my fellow Democrats feel about Biden’s Treasury pick from the Blackstone Group?

How do my fellow Democrats feel about Biden picking a private equity shark as his Commerce Secretary?

How do my fellow Democrats feel about Biden picking a 4 star General and lobbyist (Raytheon) for his Defense Secretary.

He may be better than the insanity of Trump, but the Demopublican Party owns a lot of the reasons for why we are here and now fighting fascism and the Confedrate Republican. Obama may prove to be worse for our party and defending Democracy than Hill Billy Clinton! Obama was a lot of hot air and no action.

Watch who they appoint and what they do…and NOT what they say. Biden is not off to an encouraging start. Watch who Nancy and Chuck appoint to head key committees. Will Chuck put Liz as Chair of Senate Finance. Who will Chuck pick to replace RepubDem Feinstein at Judicial?

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Throw some bones, quick throw bones.

I just made a comment along these lines on another thread. But bear in mind that claims that the capitalist class doesn’t support Trump or his movement are being mounted by the social democrats to downplay the real threat of fascism. This must be rejected.

Speak only “Good!” of the dead, as the saying goes…

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So where is the full list of the Trump billionaire enablers?