I’ll say. And our generation’s very rich are far richer than Fitzgerald could have possibly imagined.
One example of the difference can be seen in the fact that Won’t Back Down, a movie that suffered the worst opening in box office history for films released in over 2, 500 theaters, will not – as would just about any other film that no one paid to see — be going gentle into that good night. No way. Not by a long shot.
But then again, Won’t Back Down is not just any other film that no one paid to see. It is a film that billionaires paid millions to make in order to help trick people into privatizing our public school system and making it the private property of the billionaires. This is to be done by parents backing a scam called the Parent Trigger Legislation, itself the creation of the very, very rich as a mechanism to make themselves even richer still.
The very rich can sometimes be an amusing lot and they like to call this despicable hustle “ community organizing ” in the same manner that they like to imply or outright declare that they are leading a struggle for civil rights.
This week the billionaire funded phony “education reform” group which shamelessly calls itself Parent Revolution kicked off nothing less than a 32 city tour of Won’t Back Down in order to get down with a little “community organizing.” The Revolutionaries are flown in from California and put up in five star hotels on the billionaire backer’s dime. And why not? The great thing about being a billionaire is that money is essentially meaningless. Spending millions and millions attempting to deceive people is something akin to us buying a pricy coffee. Not a problem. And get this: the Parent Revolutionaries and their billionaire backers so love the little people of this country that the tickets on Won’t Back Down’s 32-city tour are free. That’s right. Free. Zippo. Zilch.
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