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July 18, 2014

It is the fundamental problem we face as a country.


We no longer arrest and prosecute rich people. In the 80′s, the S&L crooks went to the can in big numbers.
Even Michael Milken did time. In the Clinton years that stopped and the law no longer applies to the ruling class. Exactly one guy from the Enron scandal went to jail. No one from the dot-com scam went to jail. No one from the mortgage meltdown went to jail. If we get back to sending rich people to the can when they screw up, a lot of what ails us will fix itself. Want to see the ruling class get religion? Send a few of them to Angola State Prison. The Z Blog ›

Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 18, 2014 11:32 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Even if they are enemies of each other, it is in the best interest of elites of all parties, perspectives, and clans to make sure that members of their class appear untouchable.

Posted by: John Farrier [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 18, 2014 11:41 AM

That's all bulls#!t. The best thing to do is drive all those dickweeds into their own enclaves where they feel safe behind the gates.

Realize that the greatest Kings fled to their castles with the same thoughts. Once there, that is the greatest prison; keep them in and slowly cause harm to the supplies and utilities.

Eventually, that gated community becomes a slum, a ghetto and finally a mortuary at little cost to those outside except for vigilance.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 18, 2014 1:40 PM

I don't think that's bullshit at all; I also don't believe anybody in the ruling class regards his social equals as "enemies," either, beyond the sort of petty crap that would be recognizable to preteen girls.

The whole point about the true elites is that they all send their kids to the same schools, as they all went to the same schools themselves. Like Ann Coulter has said over and over, nobody wants to be excluded from the good cocktail parties. It is just exactly that superficial.

Always remember that old saw about "A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged." If you've ever been in jail you know that it's a powerful learning experience, especially in the realm of reality testing. Picture Katie Couric or Mo Dowd bereft for the rest of their lives of the silken pillow on which they've been borne forever. Imagine Chris Matthews being given the endless opportunity to break in his knee pads for black thugs.

Read Tom Wolfe's brilliant Bonfire of the Vanities, and watch Sherman McCoy come to grips with and get the fuck over the dream state in which he's spent his life. That happened over the course of a year in New York City jails; I understand Angola Prison Farm is appreciably worse.

Posted by: Rob De Witt [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 18, 2014 2:28 PM

Rob, You mistook what I said. I'm saying to isolate them in their enclave, devoid of outside strokings and let them wither away.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 18, 2014 3:39 PM

The French Revolution had a unique way to deal with the elite.

Posted by: chasmatic [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 18, 2014 4:19 PM

catapult dead, rancid and diseased lbgt's over the wall

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 18, 2014 5:22 PM


I don't think I mistook so much as I disagree.

There are a lot of us who are massively un-social, for whom the prospect of unending years of privacy sounds like a dream - particularly if they were spent in a palace. The ruling class doesn't want your company, they want your adoration.

I'm for public shaming and long prison terms, that's all. Any rich people you know about have self-evidently chosen to live their lives in public or they would enforce their privacy. If somebody's self-image is that dependent on public attention, then give it to 'em. Negatively.

Posted by: Rob De Witt [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 18, 2014 8:09 PM

I think, Rob, we're using different types of whips. More importantly, the job is accomplished. Ciao.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 19, 2014 8:17 AM

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