So, is it not interesting that HuffPo reported that “Billionaire financier George Soros says he sympathizes with protesters speaking out against corporate greed in ongoing protests on Wall Street,” without so much as one probing question? Of course he funds huffpo, but I’m sure that has nothing to do with it.
His involvement (and that of other billionaires like Warren Buffet) in the effort to raise taxes on the wealthy is never questioned by the Media–not with any real perspective. I can’t help but think that HuffPo is a guilty collaborator with Soros in his little game of misinformation. Take for instance the subtle deception–not a “lie” mind you–of starting a statement with sympathy for protestors and then continuing with the idea that “he understands the frustrations of small business owners.” Now, whatever else may be said of the protestors, I can assure you they aren’t small business owners (but he never actually said they were–he just implied it). Wall street is not under siege by the local Chamber of Commerce.
Soros little deception should be taken seriously because it reveals something at the back of this current debate over taxes. Notice the language used by the Obama administration. His plan is a “tax on millionaires.” Notice also what wealthy people support it–they are all billionaires. If you think the difference is but one little letter, think again.
Since we all seem to think time is money, lets look at it this way. If you spent a dollar per second, your million would be gone in 12 days. However, at the same rate of spending, the billion would last you 31 years. So why exactly is the administration siding with billionaires (the grossly wealthy financiers) against millionaires (the average small to medium size business owners and ceo’s who actually work for their money)?
Why? Two words: Magna Carta.
The Magna Carta, for those educated in the public school systems of the last few decades, was a charter of government established in England in 1215 that limited the powers of the King and subjected him to the law. It has been called, “the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot” (Lord Denning). What really matter here is that it is proof that Chesterton was right when he said, “you can never have a revolution to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy to have a revolution.”
What does that mean? Simply put, it was not some mob of rabble-rousers that limited the absolute power of the king, it was the lesser nobility. The “millionaires” of 13th century England got together and limited the power of the “billionaire.” It was the foundation of parliament and the seeds of the ideas we hold so dear from our own national formation–rights to a speedy trial, fair representation under the law, trial by peers, private property, etc. For a revolution to succeed there must be a class of people with some organized democratic power already in place. Otherwise you have no revolution; you simply have mob violence.
It was true of the Magna Carta; it was true of the English civil war; it was true of the bloodless revolution that forever weakened the British crown; it was true of the Pitt and Wilberforce revolution that ended institutions like the African slave trade, and it was true of our own revolution. The “millionaires” of the day did the hard work to limit the oppressive power of the “billionaires.” Now, with the help of progressives in power the billionaires are striking back.
True, the billionaires aren’t marching in the street. But their “sympathies” are posturing them to come in like superman and save us all once we destroy the upper middle class and the civilization they have built. If wall street collapses because of protests it will destroy the millionaires–many of whom happen to be your neighbors, but you can be certain the billionaires will profit from it.
I know, you doubt. This is a movement of the people–a true democracy in the streets. I hate to burst your bubble, but historically speaking, such things never work without an educated empowered middle wealthy class. I can list the failures, but I’ll stick to one. The French Revolution was a true democracy of the people taking to the streets–for about five minutes. In the end it was simply a mob that produced the reign of terror and brought about the dictatorship of Napoleon.