Billionaires — A Social Metastasis

in #informationwar2 months ago (edited)

Bernie Sanders started the avalanche with his statement: “Billionaires should not exist!” Don’t worry, he didn’t call a lynch mob to do its job. He just wanted to put up a fact that in a normal society there should not be so much inequality. Billionaires are a sign of a deeply sick society. The things can’t get any worse when those billionaires start imposing their version of a deeply sick society upon the Globe — calling it a New World Order…



We will start this text with a conversation between Steve Palkin and the author of the book “Winner Takes All”, Anand Giridharadas. While Anand explains his thesis very clearly and convincingly, he still misses a few strong points…

Duration: 33:50

1. Progressive taxation is probably the “softest” way to save capitalism, but…

Billionaires says: “If you progressively tax us, that will not be good for you.” Anand says: “Let’s try that!” Well, we already have try that, and the World didn’t cease to exist. On the contrary — it was a period of the greatest expansion of the United States, and rise of a welfare state, during the mandates of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The progressive taxation recipe is proven good for the nation and the state alike. Unfortunately… Although progressive taxation would be the “softest” way to save capitalism, it is the least likely to happen. Why? Because billionaires are not ready to allow it! They have learned from the FDR years and created enormous propaganda machine against any notion that taxing them would improve the situation. Then they restructured legislation by their own measure. Then they established a legalized system of influence through Congressional corruption called “lobbying”. They dislocated their wealth to the “Tax Havens” like for example Panama… And now, most intelligent amongst the billionaires can hide their wealth in cryptocurrencies… So, a tough tax control was possible in FDR years, but today is just a pipe dream. They are not going to pay, just as megacorporations already have demonstrated…

Duration: 3:37

2. Billionaires are necessarily sociopaths

Anand Giridharadas is obviously aware of a bad influence billionaires has on society, but there is a simple truth that he missed to point out: You can’t have billions in a span of one human life doing an honest job. It is simply not possible. A massive amounts of money are a certain sing of corruption or even worse criminal deeds. And even if the big money are a result of a bingo win, they change a psyche of the “winner”, usually in a tragic way, as every pcychological research confirm. Getting a billionaire, you are getting sociopath at best, and atrocious criminal at worst. People all over the World are becoming aware of this fact. That is why global elite plutocrats and their political puppets (guest star Greta Thunberg in 2019 and 2020) convenes for the last 50 years in Davos — the highest human habitat in Europe. It is the easiest place to prevent great riots against the hated billionaires and their servants:

Meanwhile, according to 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer report, more than half of all surveyed, 56% out of 34,000 people from 28 countries, thinks that capitalism in its current form is now doing more harm than good. Because…

3. Financial power equals political power

Another thing left: Murphy’s Law correctly “Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.” The system is not going to “repair” itself. Nor you can fix the Matrix using the tools from the Matrix. The truth goes like this: Concentration of wealth yields concentration of power, as described by Adam Smith in 1776, in his “The Wealth of Nations”. For a details, please see The 10 Principles of CONCENTRATION OF WEALTH & POWER by Noam Chomsky. By allowing a system run by billionaires, as a rule, you got the worst criminals or their puppets at the top of government pyramide. And when criminals run the state, the breakup is inevitable.

Death Spiral of Inequality

How close to breakup we are? Judging by the Gini coefficient, global inequality measure of wealth distribution issued by the scientists from Washington State University and 13 other institutions in November 2017, the state of the World was not good. It is even worse today, according to the latest Oxfam report published in January 2020. The inequality hit a new high, as known 2,153 billionaires now have a wealth of about 4.6 billion people, or 62 percent of the world’s population:

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But it is not inequality in itself that creates the problem. Key problem is the insatiable greed of those billionaires that does not allow other people to live a decent life, or to live at all. Greed always drive the society to an explosion…

So, what could be done?

Returning to the point number one. Progressive taxation is probably the “softest” way to save capitalism, but not achievable. Sociopath billionaires will not do anything good for the society unless there is a clear and present danger of revolution — like it was during the FDR years. So, the revolution becomes inevitable as a ‘solution’. What can billionaires do when they do feel the revolution is coming? A natural outcome of this kind of social degradation are ‘solutions’ based on brute force — slipping into dictatorship and great wars.

But… Can we get a peaceful solution?

Not in the matrix. That is, you can do it in theory only. You can try one of those two solutions:

  1. Giving the printed money to the people instead of billionaires
  2. Cancelling the debt

Frontrunning, Episode 1 ‘Billionaire tax’ with Max & Stacy

Neither will help. The only natural solution would be leaving the Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix (CHPM). The two theoretical solutions above can only bring back another cycle of savage plundering, spiraling into an even greater catastrophe of those we already had through history. These measures can only delay another catastrophical crash, giving to capitalism another breath of life by the price of death of many more innocent people. But the crash will have to come. It is inevitable.

The most important thing after the crash would be not making the same mistake all over again: A New World must be formed. First step in that direction — if you want to avoid a nuclear holocaust — should be a destruction of the financial system based on Bretton Woods agreement. Billionaires must be devoided of their favorite fiat money tool. The war can be avoided by breaking down dollar monopoly. According to the excelent book The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking by Saifedean Ammous, inflatory emissions made war much easier and more profitable for the richest ‘elite’:

“With sound money, the government’s war effort was limited by the taxes it could collect. With unsound money, it is restrained by how much money it can create before the currency is destroyed, making it able to appropriate wealth far more easily”

And one more quote from this book:

“It is no coincidence that when recounting the most horrific tyrants of history, one finds that every single one of them operated a system of government-issued money which was constantly inflated to finance government operation”

After the breakdown of the dollar-based system, bureaucracies of the countries around the World will try to save themselves returning to a gold standard, and initiating new spiral, this time launching digital currencies ‘based on gold’, which will be the worst of all scams. But it will allow to population a quicker learning about the difference between centralized currencies and decentralized cryptocurrencies. That will be an introduction into the destruction of alienated states as we know them today. They will have to transform first, from the national states to what they always should be — a line of necessary services for all their citizens. With the sound money and without the fiction of ‘Nations’ organized through Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix, which creates inequality, crisis and terrible wars, there will be no more need for central banks or centralized budget filled with taxation over the sheeple. It will be a way to whithering of the State as we know it, just as predicted by a German philosopher from the 19th Century, named Karl Marx…


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After the breakdown of the dollar-based system, bureaucracies of the countries around the World will try to save themselves returning to a gold standard, and initiating new spiral, this time launching digital currencies ‘based on gold’, which will be the worst of all scams.

The U.S. dollar replaced the British pound sterling and will be replaced by the currency of the Next Super Power.

It will be a way to whithering of the State as we know it, just as predicted by a German philosopher from the 19th Century, named Karl Marx…

Karl Marx predicted the whithering of the State and we got the most authoritarian states that were formed by the followers of his philosophy. Replace a nation with The Party and billionaires with The Commissars.

We all know how well that worked out the last time.

But this time will be different and that wasn't a real communism. Right comrade?

Do you expect politicians (liars & criminals) to implement a philosophical idea of a humane world, @politicus? You can’t get it in the Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix. Not that it was not ‘real communism’ — it was no communism at all. USSR was a pure Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix, an Empire which had State Capitalism as it’s economic motor. You can call current China ‘communist’ as much as you like — but it isn’t a communism. Or, if you insist that it is, you have to ask how is it possible that their system is so much more effective that Western capitalism today.

Thank you for your contribution.

Not that it was not ‘real communism’ — it was no communism at all.

But this time will be different, eh?

What will replace the Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix and who will lead the change? Comparing and attacking not perfect but working system to a figment of imagination that's much better and that will somehow replace it is just an intellectual masturbation.

Humans are social animals and all social animals form hierarchies - there's no way around it.

Humans are social animals and all social animals form hierarchies - there's no way around it.

Of course there is. Alternative was known since the beginning of the Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix. Through the big part of the history, alternative was called by the guy who formulated it some 2000 years ago — it was called Christianity. It was an ideology of horizontal (or net) organization of society. Ever since through history, until this day, Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix is destroying Christians wherever it can. See the current events in the Middle East, which are in essence extermination of Christians from the territory where Christianity origins from.

Today, blockchain is the missing tool that can help humankind to destroy Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix and establish a humane society. The process already started.

Christianity? Be serious, it had a hierarchy from the very beginning.

If Jesus and and his twelve disciples is not a hierarchy, nothing is. Are we to pretend that Jesus was no fan of your Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix?

"Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's."

Also, Jesus says, "I am the good shepherd" (John 10:11, 14) and there's some hierarchy involved when talking about the shepherds and their sheep.

Today, blockchain is the missing tool that can help humankind to destroy Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix and establish a humane society. The process already started.

Only if you ignore the hierarchy that exists on the blockchain.

Using fancy terms such as Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix and daydreaming about crypto utopia with no hierarchy is mental masturbation.

Your ignorance won’t make you a better man, @politicus. Hierarchy exists where you can enforce it. Bitcoin is the blockchain. Where do you see a hierarchy and enforcing it inside the ecosystem?

Jesus didn’t use force at all. His only ‘violent’ moment was when he expelled the merchants and the money changers from the Temple. By your words, it seems that you would rather go with the money changers.

Your ignorance won’t make you a better man, @politicus.

Neither will you nor will bring about your daydreams into reality.

Hierarchy exists where you can enforce it.

And that's everywhere.

Bitcoin is the blockchain. Where do you see a hierarchy and enforcing it inside the ecosystem?

Ever heard of the miners and the bitcoin developers? If you think that bitcoin has no hierarchy I've got a bridge to sell you.

Jesus didn’t use force at all. His only ‘violent’ moment was when he expelled the merchants and the money changers from the Temple.

And? He still was at the top of his little group.

By your words, it seems that you would rather go with the money changers.

And by your words you'd rather use passive-aggressive attacks than give up on your daydreams. No real communism, no real Christianity... no true Scotsman!

For your utopia to work, everyone has to accept your values and vision. If anyone refuses to do it, your entire scheme fails. Your choice then is to do what all the commies have done in the past - try to kill all those who oppose your worldview.

Why are you trying to redefine Jesus and Christianity to be something it never was? From the very start till this day it's always been a hierarchical ideology. God, angels, son of God, shepherds and sheep. There's the structure and the positions of power that are enforced.

Ever heard of the miners and the bitcoin developers? If you think that bitcoin has no hierarchy I've got a bridge to sell you.

If you see force there, then you don’t know what you are talking about.

Why are you trying to redefine Jesus and Christianity to be something it never was? From the very start till this day it's always been a hierarchical ideology. God, angels, son of God, shepherds and sheep. There's the structure and the positions of power that are enforced.

A typical wrong interpretation under the influence of Centralized Hierarchical Political Matrix, which is manipulating terminology. You are a victim of the notion that Christianity is a religion. Well, it is not. Religions have dogma. Christianity doesn’t have one. Catolicism is a religion. Orthodoxy is a religion (both loosely leaning on Christianity) Islam is a religion. Christianity is an ideology of a sustainable and free world. It is not what Church is teaching you.

And? He still was at the top of his little group.

No, he wasn’t. He didn’t force anyone to listen to his words. That’s like you would say that your professor has the right to tax you — and punish you if you pay. You are simply wrong.

If you like to be a slave, it’s your choice. Not Jesus nor anyone else will prevent you to be a slave.

Anybody who understands money would understand that billionaire is a word that only has meaning as stipulated by the Federal Reserve, etc. In other words, it is just a number. In other words, Bernie Sanders fail to talk about the whole story. The good news is when kids start to see what Bernie didn't tell them. Then some of those hippies begin to wake up. Our job is to help them see the light and the real real burn lol.

Those ‘numbers’ as you say, makes a dangerous psychotic sociopaths. And you have to go back to the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer report, @joeyarnoldvn.

What is the agenda of Edelman? After looking over that PDF, it looks like it is creating arguments to counter free markets. I see that one word, capitalism, over and over again in that report followed with how people feel scared and stuff. I don't care how people feel. That is not the most important thing in life.

Have you ever thought that their agenda could be the truth? The World of lies is going to an Armagedon, and the truth is the only salvation.

I like the truth.

I don't know for other countries, but in our I think we have comics character Super Hik who takes money from poor and give to rich in power. We need Robin Hood.

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