The Unholy Trio

Vincent Viewpoints Header[su_dropcap style=”flat”]N[/su_dropcap]O, THIS ISN’T about the Devil and his minions of imps and ogres. Well, maybe it is in a fashion.

The unholy trio I refer to here however is that of big media, big government, and big business. They have evolved a system where each supports the other, all feeding off us. Science has long sought a way to have perpetual motion. Well, this is a perpetual feeding trough if you will. Big media and big government are pretty much self defining. However, big business is a little harder to come to grips with. It includes multi-national companies, huge banks, and many of the large concerns on Wall Street with a few super wealthy individuals tossed in for good measure.

Now we are in the throws of our selection process for the two candidates that will face off in the November general election for the office of President of the US. We have watched rallies and debates to the point of exhaustion and we have learned a couple of things. 2016-United-States-Presidential-Election-ScheduleOne, the candidates generally agree on what most see as problems in our country. Secondly, if you get past the rhetoric most of them don’t have a clue how to fix any of the problems. Or, if they do they have no intention of doing so.

I am reminded of the soft shoe dance done by the Governor in the movie “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”. Razzle-dazzle on a grand scale.

Reading between the lines and ignoring the shouting, I have come to the conclusion that most of them are merely puppets put up and supported by the unholy trio. Electing any one of them will simply maintain the present status at the feeding trough. Those that are, or have been, insiders in the system have too much to lose by breaking up the alliance. Lifetime retirement and health care. Double and even triple dipping in the public trough. Six and seven-figure lobbying jobs when they leave “public service”. That doesn’t even include the private barber shop, white glove dining room, and a host of other “little perks”. Why rock the boat?

Please understand that I’m not pushing one candidate over another, but if we want to see who is least likely to break up the alliance look at who is getting support from the various factions. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees, donations via PACs, and even outright endorsements. Look at who has been in the government feeding off us.

We must remember that free is never free. Someone must pay for everything and every perk and even the feeding trough. Who is most likely to bust up the unholy trio? If no one, then where does the line form for that feeding trough?


Ken Vincent
Ken Vincent
KEN is a 46 year veteran hotelier and entrepreneur. Formerly owned two hotels, an advertising agency, a wholesale tour company, a POS company, a leasing company, and a hotel management company. The hotels included chain owned, franchises, and independents. They ranged in type from small luxury inns, to limited service properties, to large convention hotels and resorts. After retiring he authored a book, “So Many Hotels, So Little Time” in which he relates what life is like behind the scenes for a hotel manager. Ken operated more that 100 hotels and resorts in the US and Caribbean and formed eight companies. He is a firm believer that senior management should share their knowledge and experience with the next generation of management.

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