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In the spirit of AIM, entrepreneurship and Our Father Who is Art, in the Intersection

One of the Idolatrous Statues downtown is of Gen Winfield Scott. The placard reads that he was an entrepreneur, a “self made” millionaire.
Bullshit. I was wondering where I had heard the name before. He was the officer in charge of the Cherokee Removal. He got his money and his land grants at the point of the rifles and bayonets of the Publicly Paid Soldiers he commanded, same as the Horses Ass on the Horses Back in the middle of the intersection of Platte and Nevada. All their land and railroad wheeling and dealing was Subsidized Corporate Welfare and the point needs to be stressed more often. Especially as the Wall Street class warfare heats up and the Perpetual Whiners in the Ruling (for now) Class about how they worked hard to get control of the economy of the world grows ever louder and more shrill.
The Warrior Class is drawn from the ranks of the Other Slaves. Those of the Pentagoons who think they “clawed their way to the top”, the vast majority are like Robert E. Lee, who graduated West Point and nobody supposedly gave him any preferential treatment because his Grandpa was the first commandant. Or John McCain who supposedly got no preferential treatments just because his daddy was an Admiral. I recently witnessed the struggle of a young would-be cadet to get into the Air Force Academy, and despite having an exemplary scholastic record and a long family history of Military Service, was still denied entrance. The notion that you get into any of the Academies by your own merit is just another lie perpetrated by the “elite” who want the peasants to actually believe that they’re better than the Peasants, thus more deserving of the riches and power bestowed on them, at Government Administered Taxpayer Expense.

So it was with Generals Scott and Palmer. They were no more “Self Made” men than Paris Hilton or Jenna Bush.