To Understand American Fascism
by Gary North
“I seen my opportunities, and I took ’em.” ~ George Washington Plunkett (of Tammany Hall)
Oh, boy! A scandal among the rich – the very, very rich – and famous. Warren Buffett’s would-be replacement got his hand caught in the cookie jar. He is no longer in the running in the Buffett-replacement sweepstakes.
It seems that the fellow was on the fast track, along with three others, to replace Buffett. Buffett did not announce, “You’re fired!” He is not trying to replace Donald Trump on “The Apprentice.” He merely said the man has resigned. He did all this in a low-key way, unlike Mr. Trump’s style. Mr. Trump goes for the ratings. Mr. Buffett is a low-key fellow – kindly old Uncle Warren from Omaha, a man known for clever one-liners. “Your fired” is not clever.
As far as I can see, both Trump and Buffett know how to work the media, each with his own personal style. Whether their private lives match their carefully managed public personas, I neither know nor care.
What I do care about is the possibility that Congress will do something really destructive. That threat exists at all times, but especially when a scandal hits the media.
GAMING THE SYSTEM