I often see capitalism as organized crime in which a relatively few highly organized "owners" of our economy have taken nearly complete control of our country and much of the world. Although it is still too soon to determine with confidence, the evidence is mounting that suggests the election of Trump signals a more aggressive criminal element of the capitalist ruling class has taken control of
Joachim Hagopian: What I meant calling Trump "an insider" is the fact that he was born into a wealthy family with a silver spoon in his mouth, receiving an Ivy League education (University of Pennsylvania). When the Donald was a mere lad in his mid-twenties, he met his mentor Roy Cohn who as the quintessential insider essentially owned New York City. Cohn was the high-powered, ruthless attorney who represented Senator McCarthy during the McCarthyism reign of terror in early 1950's America as well as the consigliore attorney representing all five heads of the infamous NYC mobster families. Trump became a real estate tycoon who for years used Cohn as his personal attorney, mentor and steppingstone ladder to making countless deals with New York mayors, mobsters and top Wall Street banksters.