Richard Solomon is a dangerous man.
In a Blue MauMau October 13th comment called There is more than one Mafia, Solomon poses these questions:
- Do you people really believe you are not dealing with organized crime?
- Do you really believe every organized gangster dresses outlandishly and eats spaghetti all day?
- Do you think that organized crime needs goons with guns to come around and shoot your children?
- Is it possible that you are all that stupid?
The same questions crossed my mind as I lifted the rock on 3 for1 Pizza and Wings to discover they collected royalty fees — in person — each week — in cash.
Solomon goes on to describe a much more sophisticated predatory life form:
The other Mafia is Anglo Saxon Protestant or worse; wears very conservative tailor made suits; went to all the best schools; has a daddy who set him up so well that he could hire lower orders to do his dirty work; lawyers and contracts instead of guns; and professional managers instead of button men.
Judging by methods and results, can you honestly distinguish between Tony Soprano and Rick Schaden or Mitt Romney (Bain Capital)? Are you experiencing a more pleasant life under Mitt the Shit than you would under Tony Soprano?
Solomon “Get real, people!”