Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats

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This election cycle we have witnessed a subtle change to our political landscape – and it’s probably not the one you’re thinking about.

It’s not that Republicans have gained control of a large chunk of our government. It’s not that racists, anti-feminists and xenophobes have been emboldened by their Presidential pick winning the highest office in the land. It’s not even that the Democrats have been exposed as weak, blind and cheaply bought.

Well, it’s not just those things.

There’s something deeper and even more unprecedented going on here.

It used to be that the wealthy bribed politicians to do their bidding. Now the wealthy are becoming the politicians.

I don’t mean just millionaires. They’ve always been willing to fill an elected office. I mean the mega-rich. I mean billionaires. The Crassuses, The Midases, the Astors, The Rockefellers.

Sure, many lawmakers on both sides of the aisle…

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One Response to Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats

  1. Sadly true. While the Kennedys have a long tradition of public service and experience in same, these new mega-rich factions do not; nor do they carry their personal beliefs quietly, upholding our constitutional ideals, as did/do the Kennedys. Instead they wield their loosely held values like a weapon against the rest of us, trusting that no matter what harm is done, we will still manufacture enough ignorant children to slave for them and buy, buy, buy; that helps keep them above the slime they’ve created.

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