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View Diary: Matt Tabbi, Naomi Klein and Jane Wedel (Shadow Elite) Are On the Right Track (61 comments)

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  •  until it doesn't (4+ / 0-)

    Historically, "doesn't" means a big chunk of a nation's suddenly ex-elite winds up dead. Whether it's because the invaders their weakening of their nation let in through the front door kills them, revolutionary violence, or the machinations of other members of the elite is immaterial to the well-dressed corpses.

    If the elite render the planet uninhabitable for human life, that "big chunk" could be 100%. If they merely economically destroy enough of the mass consumer base to make it impossible for high-tech or public education to continue or any number of other things, the decline in living standards based on the fall of technological civilization hits them, too. There are certain areas where the choice is "everybody can afford it" or "nobody can afford it at any price", and some are critical to everyone's survival.

    I don't mind if the Richistani go the Jim Jones route, I do object to being taken along for the ride.

    Looking for intelligent energy policy alternatives? Try here.

    by alizard on Sun Jan 10, 2010 at 08:19:56 PM PST

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