Deaths of Great Men and G-Men
It has been a long time coming, this death of Donald Rumsfeld at 88. It is useful to compare his contributions to those made by another recently deceased genius, John McAfee, at a relatively young and vital 75.
Both of these men had reputations of being smart, tough, combative, and exceptionally confident in their own judgment and vision. One used his talents to accumulate government power, to facilitate the health of the state through war, and make a small fortune, the other to ensure government desire for power and oversight into everyone’s lives and business was resisted – and to make a far smaller fortune.
Watching McAfee speak in Barcelona in 2019, one is reminded of the vitality, confidence, passion and genius that some fans of the US government would like to ascribe to the perfect G-man, Rumsfeld. Not long after this talk, the USG indicted McAfee for unreported income of $23 million, ostensively hidden from the government through extensive use of bitcoin and ether, responding directly to the very content of his presentation in Barcelona.
Far better to die a career public servant with a net worth of over $200 million. Who ever accused Donald Rumsfeld of being difficult to work with? Curiously, the MSN link above doesn’t mention Rumsfeld’s revolving door from Congress, to Presidential Chief of Staff, to President of J.D. Searle and the near immediate subsequent FDA approval of the now ubiquitous artificial sweetener Aspartame. He was certainly a neocon hero for decades, and incidentally, his post-Pentagon connection to Gilead, the pharma tha
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