Never ones to pass up a chance to offend America - and even as the GOP House passed an obscene "welfare for the wealthy" tax bill that gives trillions to robber barons and corporations and hurts everyone else - clueless Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his tone-deaf trophy wife Louise "The-Little-People-Are-Adorable" Linton stopped by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to ogle new $1 bills that will bear Mnuchin's signature. And look: To pose with funny teeny bills used by the poors, Linton dressed like a black leather Cruella De Vil vampire murderess! No cognitive dissonance here. Please get your pitchforks ready.
Yes, when the revolution comes they will be among the first the leftists will “line up against the wall”.
We could avoid the bloody revolution if we keep chanting “Burn it Down” now and do that to institutions that steal from us. Nobody is checking them and we need to. While we don’t burn it down, we will spin further into poverty and misery until we finally have to fight a bloody war with the establishment.
When the non-violent “Revolution Against Empire” [du Rivage] comes ‘things will change radically’ (as I wrote several years ago), but if these ahole UHNWIs keep ‘posing’ and pissing the people off like this, they risk inciting violence against themselves — which ‘we the people’ don’t need or want to do, as I wrote in April 2014 below:
How things will work when ‘democracy-thinking’ rather than “Empire-scheming” controls the US government:
OK, here’s what it involves and here’s also why it is essential to grasp the authority of the US government back from the EMPIRE to the People, and to get this (and many other corrections in the system done quickly):
- The people of the US have to use their thin and fleeting ‘voting rights’ to grasp the power of their Government away from the Disguised Global Empire and its two Vichy facade parties, the ‘R’ Vichy party and the ‘D’ Vichy party — both of which are exactly the same and BOTH of which only represent the EMPIRE and never represent ‘the people’.
Of course the only way to accomplish this non-violently is for the Green Party to overtly and loudly promote its true and unique platform to being the only Pro-democracy Anti-Empire Party — and also focus the attention of growing public disgust with both lying Vichy parties as totally corrupted and bribed by the wealthy (the "Economic Royalists) of the Empire — and campaign the Greeen Party as the only ‘party of the people’ that takes NO corporate, banking, media, extra-legal, or wealthy campaign funding bribe money! (let’s say any donations over $50).
IF, just IF, the American people are pissed-off enough, awake enough, and bright enough to know that they, their children, their country, and their world is getting totally fucked more each year by BOTH of the lying, spying, illegal, war-mongering, looting, and environment killing Vichy ‘R’ and Vichy ‘D’ Parties that ‘front’ for the EMPIRE — which are both the same f*cking thing with different names — then the people will have their last chance to confront, expel, and surgically ‘excise’ this cancer of EMPIRE from our land, our country, and our body politic.
Once this sole possible survival path is taken and the actual people as citizens of the US expunge the EMPIRE and have thus won the right to actually run the government, then the Green party ‘Shadow Government’ of highly capable and honest experts in international relations, foreign policy, fair economics, health care, administration, justice, education, and all other government functions will take-over the posts previously abused by the EMPIRE’s previous pawns, pimps, privatizing pricks, and crooks will actually start doing what the public wants (which is almost always exactly opposite what the EMPIRE wants) and the government will actually start to properly operate in a balanced and cost efficient manner all the functions that were previously perverted to the interests of the Empire and wasted massive amounts of tax-payer money to pay-back the EMPIRE’s corporate, financial, militarist, media/propaganda. extra-legal, and political bribing favors that the ‘R’ Vichy and ‘D’ Vichy crooks owed to the EMPIRE for the billions in campaign bribes that it took to get these non-representative crooks and con-men elected in the past.
With an honest and true representative government ‘of the people’ in office, then all of the powers of the very powerful US government will directly be ceded to ‘the people’ and be available for such much over-needed functions as; using the highly developed NSA intelligence gathering powers to work for the people by identifying all of the wealthy pricks, ex-CEOs, Hedge Fund Whores, Private Equity Pirates, and other corporate and banking ‘Empire-thinking’ arrogant crooks who have nearly bled our country dry – and then use the very powerful global reach of the Treasury Department to ‘claw-back’ from these crooks’ Caribbean shell companies, and Swiss bank accounts, and various tax loop-hole dens of inequity all the hundreds of BILLIONS that these pricks have already scammed and stolen from OUR country. And the best part of ‘the people’ actually controlling the levers of legal power in the US superpower is that if the looting bastards resist the painless Treasury’s efforts to ‘CLAW-BACK’ the Billions that the Disguised Global Empire and its sociopathic pricks have stolen from ‘we the American voters’ there is always the superbly equipped and quite expensive US Global military organization that can be employed by the newly empowered “American people” directly in charge of their own government for the first time to (in the words of AT&T) “reach out and touch someone” — by making life as dangerous and painful for the elitist looters and liars as the Empire has made it for us for the last half century!!!
And finally, to the specific question of how a fairness policy of “Capital Reform” would be implemented — the ill gotten gains of the Empire’s previously immune and ‘above the law’
“Masters of the Universe” would find that their stolen loot just magically ‘disappeared’ one morning, just like all our ‘privacy’ and email, and texting, and web-searching just disappeared when the f*cking EMPIRE controlled the NSA.
I know it sounds like a dream world of real liberty democracy, equality, and justice to us now — but as Lennon said “Imagine” if the world was peaceful, and free of EMPIRE — we can do it if we organize and try!
However, it will not be long before the EMPIRE takes away even the currently useless ‘right to vote’ — which is only wasted today by voting for either one of the EMPIRE’s DUAL-Vichy parties!
Best to all the true 99% of Americans in the fast expanding ‘Pro-democracy Anti-Empire’ educational and non-violent revolutionary movement (and Green Party) against this deceitful and Disguised Global EMPIRE, which is “Occupying” our country and yet can’t so easily be identified as wearing Red Coats, Red Stars, nor funny looking Nazi helmets ---- quite YET!
Liberty, democracy, justice, and equality
Violent (‘Vichy’ disguised)
We don’t merely have a “Big Money”/Citizens United problem, or a domestic tyranny and NSA SPYING problem, or an NDAA Secret Detention problem, or a corrupt unSupreme Court problem, or a gun/fear problem, or an MIC problem, or an ‘Austerity’ problem, or an EXPANDING WARS problem, or a ‘drone assassinations’ problem, or a vast income & wealth inequality problem, or a Wall Street ‘looting’ problem, or a Global Warming and environmental death-spiral problem, or the world’s largest political prisoner problem, or a crappy un-healthy insurance problem, or shitty over-priced and exclusive educational access problem, or, or, or … ad nauseam — but what we REALLY have is a hidden VEMPIRE cancerous tumor of GLOBAL EMPIRE which is the prime CAUSE of all these underlying, related, and mere ‘symptom problems’ ---- but not even the most progressive voices in the alternative media agree or raise a United Voice against this dangerous EMPIRE.
Past time. I quote from the Declaration of Independence:
“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
It is well documented our government does not represent the majority of Americans, only a tiny cabal of wealthy elite fucks like Mnuchin. So yeah - let’s get this revolution rolling, just as the Declaration tells us to do.
Boycott. Identify the sources of these disgusting peoples’ wealth and boycott those sources. Google Koch Industry consumer products, for example, and don’t buy their stuff (like Brawny paper towels or Georgia Pacific products like that sheet of plywood in your garage). And strike. Passive resistance consumes enormous establishment resources—and don’t let up, ever. This calls for a longtime struggle, but it’s one that will work since we can’t outgun them. But we can shut down the country, and them with it.
Nice photo of Mnuchin with some of the newly printed money he is handing out to his extremist friends. Wonder how many of those he stuffed in his pockets.
Remember that face.
That $50 sheet of ones Munchkin and his missus are chortling over is destined for their doorman as a tip. If he actually shipped cash to his “extremist friends,” a forklift and pallets would be required.
And let’s add this for good measure:
This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. [Abraham Lincoln]
The tapioca bland painted person looks like it’s hand in the black glove might be a grotesquely dried and shriveled skeleton.
Familiar with Linton’s book about her time in Zambia? Quite a piece of work:
Dear goddess. See the smirk on her face? Like she did anything important other than marry a corrupt Yalie?
Eugene, although there is very understandable anger from the many who have been looted by these ‘insiders’ running this first in world history; ‘effectively-Disguised’, dual ‘Vichy Party’, ‘truly-Global’, and crony ‘Capitalist-fueled’ EMPIRE which is only nominally HQed in, and merely ‘poses’ as, our former country — the Revolution must be totally non-violent to succeed — even if it would be delightful to smack both their smarmy faces.
As I wrote in the New York Times today regarding the Editorial Boards’ column:
"While the fast growing sense of a coming Second American people’s patriotic and peaceful “Political Revolution Against Empire” [Sanders & du Rivage combined titles] is fully committed to being entirely non-violent, and will be ignited with a “Shout (not shot) heard round the world”, the UHNWIs, like those smarmy individuals pictured here, seem to be almost incentivized to the point of making ‘we the little people’ incensed and bordering on violence.
I would just rather say “Goodbye” as they, like the Royalists of the previous Empire, slunk-off to St. Andrews — minus most of their loot."
Goddess love her as only You can that she may learn the awesome power that You possess!
That’s what they are waiting for, a chance to “teach us a lesson.” The SA (cops) and the SS (Wehrmacht) have been preparing for this since shortly after the century changed. NorthCom has been training returning troops from the ME in “Suppressing civil dissent.” I have yet to read of Bush’s KBR no-bid Concentration Camps being torn down. They are still awaiting “guests.”
*I’m afraid it will be a long and bloody war, but the alternative is an even longer, hungrier, sicker, homeless, demeaning, powerless, future for us all.
*But gosh! the millionaires will become billionaires, the billionaires will become trillionaires and for the trillionaires, the sky is the limit!
*Either way, the Empire will die, but in one, we can rebuild. In the other, we may wish we were dead.
I truly despise these two greedy ugly human beings.
Actually a doorman would be lucky to get a 5 dollar bill from any typical stingy billionaire.
I would rather be in the same room with any given homeless person than any given billionaire. The stench of that much money is far more foul than the stench of someone who can’t manage access to a shower or to wash their clothes.
Minitrue, I think our time is short. I live in Seattle and we were missing nearly all of our birds this summer, most of our mosquitoes and fleas are gone too. Very few of them this summer and it was completely unnatural. Our ecosystem really is dying before our eyes. I think our time is very short. The sociopaths don’t want us here, they want what little will be left of the planet they killed.
They’re looting us (6 trillion is missing from our defense coffers and that’s a really old number because that was reported in 2012.) They’re stealing our wealth and ruining our planet. All of the US water is now polluted like never before because the big corporations got rid of our environmental water protection laws. There is a big reason to believe they want nuclear war to intentionally wipe out 3/4th of the population on earth. The ivory towers must fall or we actually do die. Time is short. We should have started chanting burn it down two and a half decades ago when we the people, saw the path we were on and their refusal to change.