‘Yes- en, I’s rich now come to look at it
I owns myself en I wurth eight hund’d dollars.
I wish I had de money,I would’ want no mo.’
Negro Jim talking in
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,
by Mark Twain
‘Human coprophagia is a contagious disease
when a person eats his/her own sh*t
or the sh*t generated by others
with pleasure and total satisfaction.
Deliberate Madness is the final stage of that disease when a person enjoys being mad and professes it on the others
The shining example of such condition is the whole GOP administration Y2001-2008’
From Mark Sashine’s
I feel so rich. I can bail out the whole investment industry. Turns out I have 700 billion dollars. No, I still owe my mortgage payments to the bank and all my bills etc. but I also own 2000 McDonalds pies for life and I have lots of power. Lots. If only I could see that money. OK, not 700 billion, just 70, 7, 0.7, 0.007. I would no want no mo, like Jim says in that book above. I feel like him. Just a little caveat: I don’t own myself. I am being blackmailed and all the President’s Men cannot help me. Homeland Security, Ahoy! They want my money or else… In all countries and in all languages if someone wants your money or else.. that is called BLACKMAIL! If someone comes out and says that if you do not give him your money NOW he would make your life a living Hell you reach for a shotgun. Only here we reach for our wallets. No, I can tell you- it is tough to be rich- too many blackmailers around.
BTW, I know where that magic 700 number came from. It came from the Godfather III. Remember, there the Archbishop told Michael Corleone about his 700 million (you have to forgive the Vatican Bank, they are not that daring) deficit. And remember what Michael did? He loaned 600 for .. the control of the Immobilare- the largest private real estate consortzium in Europe. Hey, Michael knew his business. Why don’t we? Why don’t we use an opportunity?