“We make most of our profits overseas, and not in America!” a super-rich Wall Street tychoon dressed as Uncle Sam with a Stock Echange jacket told me at a Thanksgiving Masquerade Party he puffing a big cigar. Hundred dollar bill were sticking out of his pockets this part of his costume.
“At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington D.C. they print money to run the government!” he boasting, “But 1600 Dow Jones International earns money dollar by dollar in the global marketplace. It’s a public service as we provide cheap imported products to the American consumer!”
“If I had enough dough I’d open a bakery!” I told him as I grabbed at his hundred dollar bills, but he grasped my wrist and restrained me. “You are an international parasite exploiting cheap foreign labor and you suck the blood from the American worker!” I screamed as he wrestled me to the ground. I was provokingly wearing a Trotzsky mask costume. Then my associate dressed as Che Guervera came to my rescue, and everyone laughed.
Someone imitating NYC Mayor-elect De Blasio stepped forward he wearing a Sandinista military costume: “I will provide all the dough you need to open a bakery plus buy all your bread loaves to feed the people!” The music had stopped and everyone was listening. He addressed me as Comrade Trotzky: “Since NYC has funded your bakery the City will keep the profits for the people. ‘Bread For All’ is my motto!”
Suddenly the Secret Service crashed the Masquerade Party and arrested Uncle Sam since every hundred dollar bill was counterfeit. But the entire scenario was orchestrated by an Occupy Wall Street activist with each of us following a script. The Secret Service agents were actors and the hundred dollar bills were play money.
All those not “in” on the scheme thought it was the real thing. But I wonder whether all the actors involved, including my self, were in turn being manipulated and deceived? Not that it mattered!