Sculpture by Tom Otterness at the 14th Street/8th Avenue subway station — photo by AleXander Hirka

Daily Insurrections of The Greed Boys

Avarice In Wonderland

aleXander hirka
11 min readMar 5


Co-authored with Remington Write.
Photos: “Life Underground” art installation by Tom Otterness at the 14th Street/8th Avenue subway station, New York City. Photos by AleXander Hirka.

Digressing Up To The Macro

It was while my partner Tammy Remington and I were talking about our apartment building’s management companies — their lack of concern for tenants and the seemingly unending greed they exhibited — that this bigger conversation arose.

Comparing it to the much-decried hoodlum attempt to “overthrow democracy” on 6 January 2021, we were discussing the deeply planted and all-encompassing system of greed and corruption that runs this country. We agreed that by wielding unchecked power it is far more successful at neutralizing democracy from within than anything the Q-Anon Shaman could ever bring to bear.

The corporate-owned media doesn’t want you to be looking at the men behind this curtain. Keep your eye and fear focused on those protesters, that group of domestic terrorists, Russia, and the spy balloons of China.

The economic and justice system in The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is nothing more than uncontrolled monopolizing crony capitalism. Those in power manipulate the market to serve the God of The Bottom Line with the fervor of crusaders. The ethics and morals of what they do are not discussed and even more rarely punished.
They are the Comfortables, the true deplorables.
The quarterly profits are the carrot, the goal—the ultimate prize with any resulting death and destruction always rationalized and justified. The result of non-stop weapons creation and sales is not discussed. The word “democracy” is useful to throw around mostly as distraction — especially when manufacturing consent for the necessity of military expansion, perpetual war, and the ceaseless support of the war racket.

“A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”



aleXander hirka

Writer, visual artist, philosopher, autodidact, curmudgeon. More than half of what i do is make believe.