The Day After The Election

The day after the election,
the nicely quaffed, blond

haired, white, female econ-
omic advisor and strategist

said with a smirk, “The poor
do not envy the rich; they

want to be rich and the pres-
ident-elect will definitely

deliver on that very thing,”
and I swallowed hard having

to admit that she got the
first part of that right.

What she didn’t get right
is that that is the great

American myth, in the modern
sense of the word. The poor

listen to the rich who have
no intention of allowing

the poor to become rich
but who slather snake oil

all over them and say with
that same self-serving

smirk, “Feels really good,
don’t it, Bud?”

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