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By Arthur Piccolo

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 15, 2019:  The Wall we need is NOT being built! No matter what Trump says.

That wall is a wall to rein in The Monopolists because they are reigning and raining over all the rest of us and it just keeps getting worse.

Do you know who that is pictured above running away with all the Loot?

I will identify him shortly but first here is the point ….

It is time to BUST the Trusts again. The rampant power GRABS of Bezos, Zuckerberg and those two Google guys and all the many others.

We have become PAWNS to their GREED for power and money. And if we don’t STOP them, they will continue to rollover the rest of us and complete the job of turning the United States into an Oligarchy.

Definition time: What is an oligarchy. Here is a very adequate definition from Wikipedia ….

“Oligarchy is a form of power structure in which power rests with a small number of people. These people may be distinguished by nobility, wealth, family ties, education or corporate, religious, political, or military control.”

Emphasis on SMALL group who controls the rest of us.

Again this week, just like last week, I am changing the episode of Trump’s America I had planned which was titled “China’s Lies.” It even included a rare sort of compliment for Donald Trump. Sorry Donald it is not to be.

OK let me give you the opening lines of that now trashed episode.

Call it a Valentine’s’ Day treat since I am writing on V-Day. It went like this:

Donald Trump can be a Terrible President and is.

Donald Trump should be replaced in 2020 and must!

These two statements being Absolutely True does not mean President Trump had never and can never do another right. One of the few examples where this is at true as the first two statements is CHINA!

That was the beginning of the episode you will NOT get.

That would have been the opening of Episode 108, EXCEPT …

Something just happened that requires my immediate attention.

One of the Oligarchs just did something today that PROVES ever more urgently action is required we will NOT get from President Trump who loves Oligarchs. His best friends are Oligarchs all over the world.

So now who is this pictured at the top of this week’s episode. Jeff Bezos! One of the few Oligarchs President Trump does not like but that’s irrelevant.

Today Bezos – rhymes with Bozo – announced that Amazon will not be placing its so called “second headquarters” in Queens, New York. Why not?

Because there is opposition to the $3 BILLION tax free give away Jeff Bezos demanded of New York state and city plus his own private heliport which no one else is allowed in New York City or is ever permitted to have.

In this episode Jeff Bezos “simply” is the Poster Monster for all the Greedy Oligarchs who will destroy our society to feed their insatiable appetites. Bezos the RICHEST person in the history of the human race and Amazon the most valuable company in the history of the Earth…

Neither Bezos nor Amazon have any good reason to shake down the residents and taxpayers of New York state and city. The only reason they do so is because they have too much power that allows them to do so and have Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio grovel at Bezos’ feet begging Jeff Bezos to take the $3 BILLION and please come to New York City.

This stuff goes on all the time all over our nation. Big Companies all the time threaten to leave communities where they have successfully done business if they do not get special HUGE tax cuts. While at the same time they “offer” to move to other places only IF those municipalities and states will give them HUGE special tax breaks to do so. SUCKER DEALS!

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In EVERY case these are usually highly profitable companies that are so successful because of the quality of the community and work force where they do business but they still want to RAPE these communities.

And they get away with it constantly except this time Jeff Bezos and Amazon did not. A rare victory for the rest of us but at a heavy price New York City and Queens will not get all those Amazon jobs and spending. That will go to places where Bezos gets anything, he demands of them.

But again, if this was just about Jeff Bezos and Amazon this would be a manageable be it a pernicious problem. The problem is there are so, so many like him and Amazon and it is far, far worse because it is not just about money. It is also always about POWER. They are inseparable.

They steal not only piles of money from the rest of us and from government but they likewise always get special deals in either the form of laws that benefit them unfairly or the lack of laws to protect us from them or both.

I am not going name them all here they are in every industry and there are so, so many this episode would become a long book if I did. Instead I will limit myself to just one more stand in to drive these points right home to you.

He is the very notorious Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg’s greed takes another equally dangerous form. We do not buy anything from Zuckerberg and Facebook. He does not take even a penny of your money.

He and Facebook just STEAL your identity and sell it to others – sell you to others as modern day “slaves” who we collectively, like Bezos and Amazon makes Zuckerberg one of the richest people on Earth and Facebook one the most valuable companies in the world. They’re just two of many Oligarchs!

I must offer a disclaimer. Zuckerberg does NOT steal my identity. I have nothing to do with Facebook any more. I learned my lesson long ago.

So, what are we to do? And God help you if you don’t believe we need to.


Definition time again. What is a Trust … “The term trust is often used to refer to monopolies or near-monopolies in the United States during the Second Industrial Revolution in the 19th century and early 20th century.”

WELL they are back here in the 21st century as evidenced by Amazon, Facebook, Google and the likes of Goldman Sachs and so many others.

We need to BUST THEM UP again or they will BUST US and our United States of America and complete the job of making America an Oligarchy.

REALITY will always be that some people will have more money and power than others some lots more, but the problem is when the few have too much far too much money and power and they LORD over the rest of us.

You see the results all over the world. Pathetic excuses for real countries.

Another term for it is rampant increasing INEQUALITY. 1% reign!

It is a DISEASE getting ever worse in America just as it was in earlier eras before those TRUSTS GOT BUSTED. Time to do it again to save ourselves.

We desperately need a President and Congress who will do it again.

Let me end with a SHOUT OUT to my boss. Happy Valentines’ Day!

(This series dedicated in honor of the late Liu Xiaobo & Jamal Khashoggi)

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

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