Q: What do the world’s oligarchs want?
This is a serious question. The answer is not what you would think.
A: The wealthiest individuals and families in the world rely upon the rabble, the bottom 99%, to be in constant turmoil. The commoners, you and I, should be focused on our meager, pitiable lives and the banal conflicts that occupy our limited horizons. “Fight amongst yourselves, you dogs, you.”
When the bottom 99% is occupied with infighting, with racial, misogynist, protectionist squabbles, the top 1% are free to plunder at will. Trump knows this.
Trump is no commoner.
Trump is an oligarch (if not in body, he is in mind).
The oligarchs of the world won when Trump was elected. He’s mastered the frenzied whipping of fears, the targeted escalation of hatreds — not of him, an oligarch — but of them, us. We. All of us. His cry was “us against them!” all over again. “Us?” Donald, you’re not an “us” or a “them.” You’re one of the puppeteers thinking to dangle and twang the strings of society — only to suit yourself and enrich your personal life.
Tens of millions of disenfranchised white male voters were right to get riled up! They were right to protest and cry out against the machine! The only problem is they picked the wrong adversary.
Imagine if all those pissed off people, from both sides of the aisle, actually got pointed in the right direction, pointed at our true opponents!
We are all fighting the battle, nay, the WAR, against the rich. It’s too bad all those Trump supporters were so easily led. Lied to and betrayed — unbeknownst to them — by their savior: Trump.
The oligarchs of the world rejoiced when The Donald was elected. “Yeah! More commoner skirmishes. More stirring of the dissatisfaction pot. More dissension among the footmen and footwomen.”
We ALL lose when the oligarchs win. And win they did.
OWH – Occupy White House – 2020