Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Are You An Elitist?

  1. #1

    Are You An Elitist?

    Class warfare reflects a dysfunctional divide-and-conquer society.
    One of the easiest ways to put someone on the defensive in America is to accuse him/her of being an elitist. The power of this accusation derives from a complex mix of dynamics. At least one goes all the way back to the founding principles of the nation: a profound and abiding distrust of monarchy and landed nobility, and a well-grounded fear that democracy could be subverted and a new form of feudal monarchy returned to power.
    It is increasingly clear that a new form of feudalism has indeed subverted democracy, and that the New Feudalism is powered by concentrations of private wealth and centralized state control: what I call the New Nobility.
    Recall my Feudalism Corollary #1:
    If the citizenry cannot replace a dysfunctional government and/or limit the power of the financial Aristocracy at the ballot box, the nation is a democracy in name only.
    This is why politicians bred in the hothouses of elite universities must perform "I'm one of you" rituals such as publicly enjoying low-brow snack food and attending mid-brow music performances. That such transparent immunizations against charges of elitism still work is testament to the credulity of a media-soaked populace.
    There is an uglier aspect to the accusatory power of charges of elitism: as the sense that hard work and integrity are no longer guarantees of upward mobility in America, a corrosive class envy is coming to a boil.
    This is the subtext of the emergent topic of the day, wealth and income inequality.
    Since the vast majority of us cannot lash out in any satisfying way at the top .01% who own most of the wealth and control the political machinery--in other words, the New Nobility--we seek some other accessible target.
    Expressing anger at the representatives of authority--police, Homeland Security, etc.--is a risky proposition, as being beaten and hauled off to jail or being shot are distinct possibilities.
    Beyond the overwhelming use of raw force, authorities maintain an arsenal of soft weapons such as false public accusations, vague legal charges that keep morphing as the accused demolishes each specific charge, IRS audits, and so on.
    This rage at the dominance of essentially feudal elites and their armies of underlings willing to enforce their rule is increasingly being directed at the elected toadies and lackeys. In response, craven politicos are restricting their exposure to angry serfs.
    That leaves the top 10% as the only accessible target for class envy and the generalized rage of a peasantry that cannot identify the causes of their servitude.This is misdirection, of course; the top 10% of professionals and technocrats have benefited within the New Feudalism, but they are functionaries, not the New Nobility.
    It's clear that the top 10%--the class of technocrats, professionals, entrepreneurs and creatives--has managed to increase their wealth despite the dominance of the top .01%, whose wealth and power has pulled away from the top 10% and even the top 1%.


    Are You An Elitist? Class Warfare And The New Nobility | Zero Hedge

    To be honest I believe that we are in a giant shift business model, the new anarchist corporate leaded by the world oligarchy. All the treaties you can see today, whatever TPP
    (Trans-Pacific Partnership), or TFT (Transatlantic Free Trade), or else are a direct hit on societies build for decades by our ancestors who fight for making a better way of living. Now the Anarchist multi national corporations have so much corrupted our societies that now our politicians abandoned The People!

    The Anarchist multi national corporations are in the path of destructing all western national governments for maximizing their profits (not matter what the consequences) and will dictate the rules and laws against The People.
    Last edited by Franc Tireur; 26 April, 2014 at 22:16 PM.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


  2. #2
    I am now a believer that globalism is destroying the Western World economies. It emphasises our weaknesses and eats away at areas where we no longer have a competitive advantage, such as manufacturing, due to high labor costs.

    Businesses are always going to seek an advantage, but Western countries no longer offer worker cost advantages. That is what is shipping our jobs to China. In the 1970s and 1980s, the jobs started going to Japan. When Japan's labor costs got too high, manufacturing moved to Taiwan. When Taiwan's labor costs got too high, manufacturing moved to mainland China. When China's costs get too high, manufacturing will migrate somewhere else. It looks like Vietnam and India may be next.

    I worked for a company that was one of the first to break into manufactured products in Japan, Taiwan and China. It gave us a significant cost advantage over our competitors.

    Western economies may have been better off when each economy was more isolationist, which created more local jobs.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    I am now a believer that globalism is destroying the Western World economies. It emphasises our weaknesses and eats away at areas where we no longer have a competitive advantage, such as manufacturing, due to high labor costs.

    Businesses are always going to seek an advantage, but Western countries no longer offer worker cost advantages. That is what is shipping our jobs to China. In the 1970s and 1980s, the jobs started going to Japan. When Japan's labor costs got too high, manufacturing moved to Taiwan. When Taiwan's labor costs got too high, manufacturing moved to mainland China. When China's costs get too high, manufacturing will migrate somewhere else. It looks like Vietnam and India may be next.

    I worked for a company that was one of the first to break into manufactured products in Japan, Taiwan and China. It gave us a significant cost advantage over our competitors.

    Western economies may have been better off when each economy was more isolationist, which created more local jobs.
    Do you know that during WW2, the nazi Germany found a solution to their problem like this and get free labor? They created the STO (Service du travail obligatoire). So when you said that corporations will always find a way to get cheap labor, you have nailed it in the head, look at the prisoners camps in China, even all manufacturer corporations in China look like labor camps (look it up on internet), did you get the point I am trying to make? That's real people, no joke!

    There you go to get your cheap labor and cost down, we are going back in the dark ages again, like Albert Einstein said:

    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

    So all the intelligent people in the western countries fought to free the slaves in the past and today they are just making new ones in a planetary scale, what a shame, it is pure insanity!
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


  4. #4
    How western corporations can deal with these tormentors? Do you really want this kind of New World Order? The nazi did it, the communist did it, do we want that? Hell no!









    My god!

    Last edited by Franc Tireur; 27 April, 2014 at 15:39 PM.
    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.

    Voltaire


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •