- Mar 8, 2021
- Reaction score
- Baja frequently, Oregon occasionally
.... the rich don't want to pay for wage slaves that are no longer... Public social programs like education and retirement are signs of an enlightened society. Wanting to rid the country if those programs so the rich...
How about looking at your issues from the view of 'the rich'?
* I own a few hundred banks and a few thousand bankers.
* some of my various passports are in places known as 'tax-havens'.
* I see a region for its potential natural resources (as well as unnatural resources, aka 'excess humans').
* I run -- as we all do -- a constant 'profits vs cost' analysis.
Let's say, one day, on a day a lot like today, I notice costs exceeding benefits to me.
Eventually, between luncheons at The Club, I contact 'my people', issuing instructions to reduce expenses... just a little.
For example, 'my people' might tweak the maintenance costs for the electric system just a squidgen, allowing the cables to droop an extra three inches.
And nobody complains.
Next, I might cut back on my tree-trimming crews, from a couple times a decade to maybe once every fifteen years or so.
And nobody complains.
And instead of investing in new equipment so that electric system can run a few more decades, I ignore all the new users in new subdivisions and new expansions to new cities with new apartments.
Instead, I invest my limited time in a place with more extractable resources and a hungrier population...
...a 'society' I can 'enlighten' without them getting all uppity.
We all benefit.
* I instruct 'my people' to cut back on LawEnforcementOfficials, reduce training, lower hiring standards, reduce benefits, reduce retirement, reduce their support... encourage seizures.
* I instruct a few hundred talking-heads on my MainStreamMedia pay-roll to parrot the need for regular folks to do something silly.
I think I might have them say, for example, 'our health requires the elimination of chamber-pots, because childhood asthma' or some other such nincompoopery.
And suddenly, everybody is all up in arms about their Constitutional! Right! for as many chamber-pots as their little hearts desire.
Esteemed Experts are invited to round-tables.
One Esteemed Expert knowingly proclaims:
* "I personally know at least one person with childhood asthma, and she obviously caught it from a chamber-pot!"
Across the round-tables, a different Esteemed Expert knowingly proclaims:
* "I think we don't need to cut back on all chamber-pots, because that would be an extremist position!"
The other Esteemed Experts knowingly agree on conventional limits to chamber-pots, because The Founding Fathers never 'envisioned' a future with 'high-capacity' chamber-pots.
* I quietly move to another of my many estates in some quiet back-water someplace... maybe Kenya for the views or Argentina for the food.
Of course, since I am 'the rich', I move for the afternoon.
Evenings are someplace else altogether.