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Jeff Barron: Greatest American con job in history


Monday, January 23, 2017
Greatest American con job in history

I find it an interesting, yet sad, irony that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced it will shutter its tents forever in the same week that Donald Trump was sworn in as president.

P.T. Barnum, a great con man himself, famously said: “A sucker is born every minute.”

I fear we’ve all been witnesses to the greatest American con job in history.

Appropriately, Barnum was also quoted saying: “Clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung.”

I’m no circus expert, but when something looks and acts like a clown … I call it a clown. Let’s brace ourselves for the circus traveling in his caravan.

Jeff Barron

Northampton