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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Mark Zuckerberg - a man in control of his own destiny, and your voting rights

In response to an FT article by Hannah Kuchler and Richard Waterson on 28th April 2016, entitled 'Zuckerberg seeks to tighten grip as Facebook results surge'

"Facebook has proposed an arrangement that will allow Mark Zuckerberg to maintain long-term control while pursuing his charitable giveaway, by creating a new class of stock with no voting rights"

In a few years time Mr Creepy will run for the Senate on his way to a Democratic ticket to the White House in 2028. The party will then be rebranded as the Zucratic Party in line with new voting rules.

He will build his own robot VP - an Artificial Intelligence Unit built in his own image and affectionately known as Master Zee.  This will be a disaster, as the robot goes missing for weeks on end, and then re-emerges to reveal that he's setting up his own party, and that the Zucratic ideals were all his idea in the first place.

The US will decide enough is enough and chuck them both out, deciding to elect an honest man or woman, someone not on the payroll of Wall Street, Silicon Valley, or the Defence Industry.

That last paragraph is pure fantasy - sorry I got carried away.

Philip Stephens tries to get 'down with the kids' over Brexit

The prose of this election is truly moving - Senator Cruz gives voice to the eyes of a nation