I finally decided to take a long break during January, and I feel as if the time focused on family, non-political issues, and personal contemplation has made me far more energetic and ready to tackle the future.
Because you know, this whole American circus just gets sickening after going around, and around, and around once again.
It gets nauseating to watch the same cucks turn 2016 Presidential Campaign memes into holy relics, while at the same time posting the same gun pics six million times on Gab and Faceberg.
And it eventually becomes a test of sanity to watch alleged traditional “Conservatives” literally reduced to worshiping a degenerate New York billionaire who’s currently got the revival of discredited trickle down economics as his only accomplishment aside from standard Neocon subversion.
Two years into Donald Trump’s presidency, the man who has profited most from the era is his foremost nemesis in the business world, Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos.
Trump has repeatedly vilified Bezos, threatening his company with tax increases, antitrust prosecution and higher shipping fees, attacking the Bezos-owned Washington Post as a “scam” and even mocking the billionaire for his pending divorce. Trump dubbed him “Jeff Bozo.” No figure in corporate America is attacked more often in Trump’s Twitter posts.
Yet no one has made more money than Bezos since Trump’s election. The president’s social-media huffing and puffing hasn’t hurt a solidly constructed business riding the rise of electronic commerce, web advertising and cloud computing.
Since the election, Bezos has become the world’s richest person, his net worth swelling by $66.8 billion through Monday, surpassing the gains of the world’s second-fastest riser during that period, French luxury-goods tycoon Bernard Arnault, by 50 percent. Bezos’s wealth was valued at $135.4 billion, making his fortune a third bigger than Bill Gates’s, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
And before anybody starts with the line, “but Bezos introduced a living wage for Amazon and Whole Foods workers,” trust me when I say that behind the scenes things are being balanced out.
Whether it’s Whole Foods gutting low level management and introducing self-checkout on a large scale, or whether it’s the rate hikes on company benefits, it’s all going to end in the Bald One resembling the nastiest Capitalist dog rather than an altruistic friend of the worker.
Within the U.S., the closest anyone has come to the Amazon chief’s Trump era gains is investor Warren Buffett –- who added $19.2 billion over the same period. Bezos’s and Amazon’s success has made the tycoon and his company a fixture of American society. During Sunday’s Super Bowl, Bezos sat with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell while Amazon aired ads for its Alexa service starring Harrison Ford. A Washington Post ad narrated by Tom Hanks celebrated American journalism with the pointed line, “Knowing keeps us free.”
Even as Amazon’s low-margin electronic commerce business has matured, the company added fast growing lines that are more profitable. The company dominates cloud computing, benefiting from a rapid transition among businesses toward renting computing power and data storage space rather than maintaining their own facilities. Digital advertising recently emerged as a new profit center as the tech giant leverages its deep data on consumer purchase behavior and position as the web’s most prominent marketplace.
Trump’s threats have so far been idle. The federal government hasn’t launched any antitrust prosecution against Amazon.
The article goes on to explain multiple instances of Trump and the GOP cucking to the big business/1% Lobby, and leaves the reader wondering just what exactly can be done to stop the rise of monopolies like Amazon.
I’m personally not going to get too much into the opinion spinning, but let me put it this way:
I wouldn’t exactly be shedding tears at this point if someone like Sandy Ocasio-Cortez gets her wish to eat the mega-rich like nice juicy steaks.
And neither would the majority of the country, just for the record.