photo of Jeff Bezos by Steve Jurvetson (CC BY 2.0)
Instead of getting life without parole in one of those white isolation cells in the toughest of jails for aiding and abetting terrorism, he is fêted the world over and is among America’s wealthiest men, after Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Step forward, Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, third-richest with 87 billion big ones, but Numero Uno when it comes to physical ugliness. I admit that my Greek heritage has played a role in my ranking system: The ancient ones believed an ugly countenance came from within and portrayed an ugly soul.
Now back to the reason why this monster belongs in jail. Like his counterpart, Facebook’s Zuckerberg, Amazon’s Bezos puts profits ahead of lives. Both men refuse to put controls in place that would impede terrorist bomb-making. Amazon, in fact, not only suggests what one needs to make a bomb, but prompts the prospective bomb-maker as to what to use for maximum damage: ball bearings, for example.
I write this a few days after a bomb partly went off on a London train. It was planted by a Muhammad type: 18 years old and from Iraq. Although unable to speak English, he knew enough to follow instructions...