Fool’s Gold

> This isn’t the 19th century version of pyrite, a mineral with a superficial resemblance to gold, ergo, “Fool’s Gold.”  The 21st century version is every bit as true to the phrase, but has a totally different meaning.
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> The first was tied directly to New World prospectors searching for wealth at a time when blood, sweat and luck were the currency that mattered.  It was the “gold” that made “fools” out of prospectors.
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> The current use of “Fool’s Gold”describes a political phenomenon; how Republican’s are grifting for wealth, mining the most vulnerable and naive among us to con them out of their hard earned rent money.  Today, the “fools” are innocent donors who’ve been duped to give up their previous “gold”, real gold, to a con man because they believe the lies they’ve been told.
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> Drifters to grifters.
> Pioneers to perjurers.
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> This is what happens when evolution stops and reverses course.
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