Trump’s America - Turkeys In America

NEW YORK, NY, HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Webp.net resizeimage 11This is my special annual Pre-Thanksgiving episode.

What could I do better than give you some Turkeys for Thanksgiving.

There are so, so many Turkeys in America at Thanksgiving and all year long.

So, it is a very difficult decision to choose just a few TURKEYS for this Thanksgiving issue of Trump’s America. But since we live in a world of contradictions, let me tell you it was also not difficult at all.

I have 3 big juicy turkeys for you to devour. Please devour them to the bone.

Lucky for them, these three will not land on your Thanksgiving dinner table, even though they are far “worthier” to be there rather than all those brave turkeys who will give their lives, so we can all feast and be thankful!

No one who is at all reasonable can argue with my choice of these three TURKEYS as being Extremely Special Turkeys. The best news is none of my readers have to worry any of these FOWLS – get it?  –will end up on your Thanksgiving table and spoil the Holiday for you.

So, let us begin and be very thankful you are not any of them!

We have with us today, arguable no beyond argument, the biggest TURKEY in the entire history of our nation – no one else comes close. He gobbles alone above all others because he has the distinction of being …

THE TURKEY PRESIDENT Donald J. Trump.

As many bad Presidents who we have endured over 230 years of American History of Presidents, none of them comes close to Trump as the true undisputed TURKEY in The White House.

I should pause for a moment and provide the definition of a turkey as much as we all know. Of course, the human kind – “a person of little appeal, dud, loser, stupid, inept.”

In Trump’s case, irony is reality. Today, as President Trump performed the annual ritual of pardoning two turkeys, you know the big fat turkey he most wanted to pardon was not these two majestic birds but rather himself!

Anyway Turkey #1 is the most obvious choice of all. No one worse.

The far bigger problem for me was deciding on the other two turkeys for this very special honor in my Thanksgiving episode. So, so many to choose from.

In the end I am very proud and confident that my other two choices richly deserve this honor, even as so, so many others might have made the cut.

Joining President Trump are (a big drum stick roll please) …

Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Why these lucky two????

Because they define hypocrisy and greed in the 21st century. One is the richest persons on Earth – Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg not far behind.

Both, for all practical purposes, own two of the biggest most profitable companies ever, making many billions $$$ in profit year after year after year. They represent the ROBBER Barons of our time with distinction (sic). The Robber Barons of days gone by that we all learned about in school – Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford, Morgan, etc. etc. are viewed today as greedy monopolists who financially “raped” the nation and its citizens of wealth to feed their greed.

S,o so much different than the likes of Bezos, Zuckerberg, Jobs, Gates, etc.

REALLY?????????



The earlier long deceased “Gentlemen” in their time did not see themselves that way, nor did the media or much of the public. They were titans to be admired who were so, so generous with their immense wealth – building museums, libraries, hospitals, etc. etc. out of their limitless generosity.

Sound familiar?  Sounds like the way we view most of the super-rich today.

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, gather round – it is the very same con game made NEW again and personified by the likes of Bezos and Zuckerberg.

They rape and plunder, allegorically of course, just like the Robber Barons of Old, while using their power and wealth to convince us otherwise. They do not pay what should be their fair share of taxes. They use their power to corrupt institutions inside and beyond government. They take as much as they can get, which is almost everything, and “give back” crumbs and get praised for it.

First a few words about “little brother” here – Mark Zuckerberg, before turning to by comparison, the far bigger prey, Jeff Bezos.

Facebook, until recently, was sold to the world and all of us celebrated this wonderful success story of Mark Zuckerberg, who provided us all for FREE this magnificent electronic platform that allowed us to communicate with our real “friends” as never before in human history. But far more, helped us easily find hundreds, thousands even millions of new “friends” to share our lives with and all the details – big and small, and what we like to eat, wear and do with our time.

Yes, Facebook was a religious experience and almost too good to be true. Now everyone knows it was and is too good to be true. SHAME ON any one, including my very intelligent readers, still participating in this con.

Facebook is a dangerous and ultimately diabolical machine to do a number of things in tandem. First and foremost, SELL your identity as we now know since Zuckerberg was caught red handed – sell your personal data to anyone and everyone who was able and willing to pay for it no matter their purpose.

WAKE UP CALL! Zuckerberg is still doing it; it is his business model; it is why he is one of the richest individuals on Earth. The only difference now is that he has been exposed but is hiding behind a massive PR machine and he is careful enough to modestly try and not sell your identity directly to some of the worst actors on Earth who are running criminal enterprises.

Which brings us to the second part of Zuckerberg’s fraud machine. It is the best (sic) vehicle in the history of the human race for distributing Fake News. For manipulating elections and ethnic hatreds and undermining institutions all over the globe with all kinds of falsities EASILY distributed on Facebook.

As bad as Mark Zuckerberg is and as big a Turkey as he is Mark Z. is very much second to Jeff Bezos, fairly labelled the “greediest person on Earth.”

As super rich as he is, it is NOT enough for him. As unbelievably massive a marketing machine as Amazon is, it is not enough for Jeff Bezos.

Jeff Bezos just wants more and more and more, whatever it takes! I only have to limit myself to the one very current example, especially since I have to stop writing and prepare my own Thanksgiving feast for Thursday.

Just concentrate on Bezos’ so called “second headquarters” farce. Bezos got hundreds of communities across America, from the smallest to the biggest, groveling at his feet, begging him to choose their city or town for his NEW headquarters – all of then trying to outdo each other and heaping huge financial benefits on Bezos and Amazon if he would just pick them.

The RICHEST person on Earth, with the RICHEST company on Earth, trying to SQUEEZE communities for every last dollar he might extract from them and SUCKERS … 99% of these places had NO chance of winning!

The two that did – New York City and the Washington, D.C. area – will now provide Bezos BILLIONS of $$$$ in benefits to someone who needs it less than anyone else, while taking away much needed funds for public services. And His Majesty even demanded and got a private heliport for himself from NYC.

Jeff Bezos represents the WORST of America. He might even be a bigger TURKEY than Donald Trump if that is theoretically possible?

For the rest of us, HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

Arthur Piccolo

About The Writer: Arthur Piccolo is a professional writer and commentator and often writes about Latin America for New Americas. 

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