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Response to Jack Sprat (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:52 AM

15. Here's the problem as I see it. There is no Big Money on our side. Richard Mellon-Scaife poured

 

half a billion dollars into creating a medium, the sole purpose of which was to instill and promote this insanity. He did this in the 80s when far fewer people had that kind of money, he lost money at astonishing rates for years, and he was prepared to spend even more.

He didn't do it to make more money, he was born into a family that has owned this nation for generations, money is irrelevant to them (his official listing on the Forbes list is a joke), he did it because he is a true believer and because he could. He picked up allies along the way, people with names like Coors, Chase, Koch, DuPont, Vanderbilt, Lazard, and so on, just look at a list of the robber barons of the 19th century, you will find many of the same names with a few additions.

There are many rich people that do not agree with these madmen, but none of them are personally invested in countering this, they have done far better under this madness than they could have hoped to in any equitable society, so they will engage in some philanthropy and garner publicity by decrying the injustice of it all. But commit the vast sums of money required to take it down? No, thank you.

There are no Teddy Roosevelts, Nobels, or even Carnegies anymore.

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