While I'm still on my BIG Y'EYEMAH fetish, I was thinking of some advertising slogans for BIG Y'EYEMAH HOLDINGS, LLC.
For the BIG Y'EYEMAH HEAVY INDUSTRIES sector ...
For your heaviest of industrial needs.(TM)
For the BIG Y'EYEMAH BIG DATA ANALYTICS & IT ...
Tomorrow's solutions. Today.(TM)
Or if the focus is on cybersecurity ...
It's your precious data. It's our full weight of protection.(TM)
For BIG Y'EYEMAH DESIGN & BUILD ...
Envisioning Your Future. Today. With Passion.(TM)
The stock symbol is "BIGY" and it has a "notional derivative" market value of a Googolplex dollars, but zero cash anywhere and is about to go bankrupt.
Of course, in the world of the Washington Consensus, what this means in practice is all "back office" support is farmed out to India, the tax shelters and laundered money are in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland, the PO box is in Delaware, the cybersecurity is a bunch of easily hackable crap filled with its own spyware that couldn't stop a 14-year old with a computer in his parents' basement, and anything that needs to be manufactured is done so in China with stolen U.S. IP and whatever cheap and/or toxic petrochemicals, plastics, circuitry, particle board, and/or natural resources exploited from "resource cursed" Third World countries.
But at least Wall-P, a.k.a., Pity Shill, saw his stock portfolio increase 25% in the fourth quarter because he is the "smart money."
As for this Washington Consensus of neoliberal hyper-financialized, deindustrialized, American working class-destroying economics and neoconservative military-surveillance-contractor Deep State surveilling and warmongering ...
... above it all drifts Fred Hiatt, smiling serenely while his WaHoPo Editorial Board scribes send "signals" of the Oligarchical Overclass's daily and weekly priorities via unsigned editorials to the rest of the Gang of 500 (think Cokie "the rhymes with witch" Roberts and idiot Mark Halperin).
... and his editorial writer alumnus Sebastian Mallaby goes on and on about FREE TRADE solutions and COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE at this week's Council on Foreign Relations meetings
... while the other alumnus and current Washington Consensus mascot, Benji Wittes, yaps at the day's BROOKINGS PANEL about the joys of Deep State droning and how great is Guantanamo detention facility and the "hard choices" that others have to make to safeguard the system.
On the neocon side, "Journo-lobbyist-for-rent" James K. Glassman talks about DOW 36 BILLION in the techno-glibertarian utopia that is always around the corner while the conservative media-entertainment complex, a.k.a., the Conservative Movement, Inc., descends into perpetual Bizarro World madness, except it turns out that half the GOP rube "base" doesn't even believe what the rightwing media machine spews (see: DONALD TRUMP, POPULARITY).
Was that bitter?
OK, I'm going to try to post another entry tonight.