Life in Paradise

“The path to paradise begins in hell.” Dante Alighieri


Whether globalists, banksters, elites or any other garden variety of nut-jobs proclaiming their sanctity via media interviews, embarrassing award acceptance speeches or backlot meetings with Beelzebub himself – you can bet your last greenback that their road to earthly paradise IS the road less travelled compared to the average citizen.

Paradise Papers, Says (Bernie) Sanders, Expose ‘Rapid Movement Toward International Oligarchy’

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says the trove of documents “shows how these billionaires and multinational corporations get richer by hiding their wealth and profits and avoid paying their fair share of taxes” – via

No Shyte!

Apple, Bono and Queen Elizabeth II are just a few of the big names and companies revealed in the Paradise Papers leak to have shifted money across the globe to cut tax. – via

Bono_U2_360_Tour_2011But don’t feel too sorry for them.  It’s not illegal.  And Jeremy Corbyn has suggested that the Queen should apologize if it is found her private estate has invested £10m of her personal fortune offshore to avoid paying tax in Britain.

Ah – a sigh of relief – that should take care of it.

A tap on the wrist during afternoon tea, having the “Edge” tell Bono to send along his regrets, or Apple laughing at the suckers ponying up $1K for Apple’s latest in tracking devices (and just an aside, evidently, your iPhone has been quietly keeping track of your “bra selfies”) – well, just a public relations “mea culpa” and everything is peachy.

Just don’t try doing this yourself.

Sarah Vaughan – “Nice Work If You Can Get It” (Columbia Records 1950)

Photo credit: By Peter Neill (Flickr: u2-1 CC BY License) [CC BY 2.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons


  1. The song: “Nice work if you can get it… and you can get it if you try.” Nicely tied together, Dexter!

    One of my theories is that we allow the elite their corrupt activities because we secretly fantasize about becoming ultra-rich some day and needing to do the same thing. Let’s face it. When we watch Downton Abbey, we’re thinking, “I would be so kind to my servants,” instead of “I would be grateful for a decent employer.”

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    1. Thanks, JoAnn – you made me laugh – indeed – those thoughts “I would be so kind to my servants” – it’s something we’ve all thought – when in reality…well…;-)

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