Simon Moya-Smith: Rich privilege and rich old men in America

Rudy Giuliani. Photo from Creative Loafing Tampa

Simon Moya-Smith takes a look at privilege in America as expressed by former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani:
Understanding the toxic, pickling effect of privilege can help you better comprehend thugs like Donald Trump, Dan Snyder, the Koch brothers and, lately, Rudolph Giuliani. Even a superficial examination of their actions is a savage trip into the narrow mind of greedy gargoyles who'd rather wipe their ass with dollars than share the wealth.

So, yeah, what to do ‘bout Giuliani? He seems to be imploding, foot in mouth, head up ass. He said President Barack Obama doesn’t “love America”, then, later, in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, the cynical crank backpedaled and said he just doesn’t agree with the president’s candor.

“I didn’t intend to question President Obama’s motives or the content of his heart. My intended focus really was the effect his words and his actions have on the morale of the country, and how that effect may damage his performance,” Giuliani wrote.

So, here, we learn that Giuliani is not a fan of constructive criticism without pairing it with American exceptionalism and chest pounding. Consequently, it’s easily safe to say that Rudy is the embodiment of my – our – blockade to shed God-like light on shitty sugarcoated holidays like Columbus Day and Thanksgiving, et al. “Don’t question my country,” his kind threaten. “In the name of God and country, I will strangle you into a patriot.”

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