Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
David asks: Many years ago I read a comment made by an English nobleman who was complaining about the newly invented railroads that allowed the common villagers to move about too freely. Apparently it was made while he watched a train carry some of the lower classes to the beach. I haven’t been able to located the source again. Have you ever heard of this? Keep up your good work.
My reply: No – but it rings true!
It’s necessary to control free movement in order to control people. That much is obvious. Less obvious, but equally true (and relevant) is that some of the elites behind the war on free movement can’t stand the fact that luxury and performance are now accessible to average people – which greatly reduces the distinction their wealth once provided.
People like you and I can go out and buy a car like a new Mustang GT that delivers 90 percent of the performance of a six-figure exotic such as a Ferrari. It used to be the case that only very wealthy people could afford Ferrari-level performance.
The same goes for luxury. A loaded $40k Toyota Avalon or Chrysler 300 is a very luxurious car in every functionally meaningful way. How much more “luxurious” is a $100k Mercedes S-Class?
Not very much.
The elites despise general affluence because it makes being a member of their club a bit less exclusive. But it goes deeper than mere resentment. Some are also sociopaths – and rich (and powerful) sociopaths are very dangerous. These people want to control us – and they understand the way to do that is to impoverish us.
Thanks for the kind words – they are a shot in the arm and help motivate me to keep on fighting!
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