[Marxism] Gorsuch & Acosta

John Reimann 1999wildcat at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 15:25:22 MDT 2017


"You would have to be a capitalist or Rip Van Winkle to expect anything
positive to come from Trump’s appointments, but that’s not the point.
Looking at his two latest to be “questioned” by the Senate, we can see how
the capitalist class rules, how it controls the government.


*Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch*Consider Neil Grouch, nominee for the
US Supreme Court: Gorsuch was born with a silver spoon in his mouth (as was
Trump) and attended an elite (and conservative) Catholic school. His
mother, Anne Gorsuch, was appointed by Reagan to run the EPA and had to
resign in disgrace due to investigations over what amounted to corruption.
So, well connected from birth. He attended the elite, Harvard law school
and from there went on to clerk for US Supreme Court justices White and
Kennedy.

So we see how, right from birth, Gorsuch was born into and connected to the
upper reaches of the capitalist class.

He parlayed these connections, including those with the Supreme Court, into
a job at the law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figal.
Through that job, he connected up with the far right billionaire Phillip
Anschutz. Anschutz, in turn, “inherited an oil and gas firm and built it
into an empire that has sprawled into telecommunications, railroads, real
estate, resorts, sports teams, stadiums, movies and conservative
publications like The Weekly Standard and The Washington Examiner,”
according to the New York Times
<https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/us/politics/neil-gorsuch-supreme-court.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news>.
His
net “worth” is close to $13 billion. Meanwhile, Gorsuch, Anschutz and other
billionaires jointly bought a vacation lodge in the Colorado mountains.

And it was Anschutz who is primarily responsible for Gorsuch’s nomination.
Anschutz is a major donor to the right-wing Heritage Fund, and it was
Heritage that provided the list of potential Supreme Court nominees which
Trump adopted. Gorsuch was at the head of that list. So we see how his
connections from birth all the way through adulthood brought Gorsuch to the
brink of being on the Supreme Court....

"*Alexander Acosta*

Unlike Gorsuch, Acosta did not have the good sense to be born to the rich,
famous and powerful. Instead, he took a slightly different path: He “chose”
Cuban immigrants – the right-wing “gusanos” – as parents. In Miami, where
he was born and raised, the Cuban immigrant community is a powerful bloc
for the right wing capitalists. Acosta, too, graduated from the elite
Harvard law school and clerked for future Supreme Court Supreme Court judge
Samuel Alito, who was then on the Third Circuit Court. Similar to Gorsuch,
he parlayed that to a position on one of the world’s most elite corporate
law firms, Kirkland & Ellis LLP.


*Federal Attorney and the Epstein Affair*In 2005, Acosta went to serve as
the US Attorney for Southern District of Florida. Three years later, he
proved his reliability to the capitalists in the case of Jeffrey Epstein. A
fabulously (some might say “suspiciously”) successful Wall Street investor,
Epstein retired from that business to a mansion in Florida, where he
started another business: Procurer of young (as young as 13 years old)
girls for the rich and famous. He used his mansion for orgies (also known
as “parties”) to which he transported the young girls for the pleasure of
older and more powerful men. He also had a tricked out airplane, known as
the “Lolita Express” on which he flew his guests to his private island in
the Caribbean. The island was known as “Sex Slave Island.” Among guests on
the Lolita Express were both Bill Clinton, and Donald Trump was also a
close associate of Epstein. (See this article
<https://oaklandsocialist.com/2016/10/10/capitalist-predators-sexual-and-otherwise/>
for
the details. )

In 2008, on the complaint of one of these underage girls, Epstein was
brought up on federal criminal charges. It was here that Acosta proved his
value to his class, as he cut a deal giving Epstein a mere six months in
country jail (rather than prison) for a crime whose usual punishment is ten
years. Not only that, but Epstein was allowed to leave jail during the day
and only return to sleep there at night!"...

https://oaklandsocialist.com/2017/03/22/gorsuch-and-acosta-representing-the-financial-environmental-and-sexual-predators/

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