Armand Hammer, Soviet Crony Capitalist
The croniest of crony capitalists. The self-created protagonist of one of the strangest, most sinister sagas in twentieth century politics and business. A lifelong master of subterfuge, lies and fraud, Hammer portrayed himself as a friend of kings and mankind in general, the essential traits of a Marxist overlord who loves the faceless masses [for the far-reaching power they can provide him] and loathes people. By all objective accounts a murderous opportunist with an insatiable drive for power and influence. Ultimately, he was a failure, dying in deep debt, the scary facts of his thoroughly corrupt, plundering life laid bare. Like all cold-blooded sociopaths operating on the world stage, a fascinating subject of study.
The Albert Gore [Junior & Senior] family connection. Occidental Petroleum [Big Oil] money for the guy who would make hundreds of millions off the Globaloney Warming scam, followed eventually by more hundreds of millions from oil-rich Arab sheiks buying up Al’s Current TV boondoggle. Armand and Al, carrying on a great crony capitalist tradition. Always, always follow the money, especially with leftwing “philanthropists.”
On the lookout, always thinking…
Wearing the mask of The Great Man. Ugly is as ugly does.