Sonny and Donnie: Down on the farm

Nov 5, 2019 by

 

Government by the rich is called plutocracy. Government by police power is autocracy. Government by thieves is kleptocracy. Government by Trump and gang, however, is all of the above, which adds up to something called kakistocracy – government by the very worst people in our society.

The media have covered the antics of many of the kakistocrats he’s appointed, but it’s time to shine a light on one of the obscure characters in the Trump cabinet: Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue of Georgia. Hailing from a state renown for its peanut crop, Sonny turns out to be the biggest goober of all! He had been a non-entity, blithely sitting in his ornate office while farm prices plummeted, bankruptcies spread, and farmer suicides surged.

But on October first, Sonny suddenly spoke out about the distress of farm families – not to offer assistance, but to slap them right in the face! “In America,” he smugly lectured, “the big get bigger, and the small go out.” Goobering on, Perdue explained: “[We don’t] for any small business have a guaranteed income or guaranteed profitability.”

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