DAVE WALSH—The financier counted among his friends many prominent figures, based on his ability to make more than a few of them tons of cash. To what extent Epstein might have entangled some of his powerful acquaintances in his sex activities and perhaps had a hold on them is unknown, but ill-gotten gains and “friendship” alone may not explain the extent to which very high-placed people protected Epstein.
- CAPITALIST SICKNESSPLUTOCRATS
PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO—We have military spending at over 50% of our federal tax revenue. Recently, most of the Republican Senators and 38 Democratic Senators just passed an over $750 billion military spending bill. The Democratic controlled House said ‘ Too much’ and suggested an increase over last year’s bill to $ 733 billion. Real progressive, right, when it comes to holding the Pentagon’s hand down the rabbit hole of fiscal insolvency. Meanwhile, the roads and bridges, railroads, schools , health care and ALL safety nets remain broken… along with the futures for working stiffs nationwide.
- AMERICAN BRAINWASHAMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISMAMERICAN STUDIESAMERICAN WAY OF LIFECAPITALIST SICKNESS
JOHN R. HALL—How do you convince a schmuck with a two hundred thousand dollar high interest student loan debt and an engineering degree from the University of Arizona that working at Raytheon is tantamount to mass-murder? Who’s going to tell that testosterone-charged, fresh out of high school young buck that joining the U.S. Marines isn’t going to build him into a man, but, like so many boys before him, turn him into a fiend, a killer, a rapist?
- CAPITALIST SICKNESSCAPITALIST TENTACLES & FRONTSPLUTOCRATIC POWER
VINCENT KELLEY—It is figures like Epstein who are most invested in the scientific and technological progress that so many well-adjusted, liberal Americans uncritically support. Although Epstein’s actions are especially deplorable, his Epicurean scientistic worldview is one that is held by many others as a default. The fact that a man like Epstein subscribes to such a widespread epistemology and funds what is ostensibly the scientific research and technological development of the future should give us all pause.