Different kinds of American "citizens"
by Mr. Chuckles, Unknown News
May 7, 2007
The question of wealth is very interesting in the context of the
and few others can even afford legal representation, and thus receive no justice, except by chance.
|corruption in D.C.
-- in both parties. There are many things happening, legally and economically, and illegally and uneconomically, including new classes of "citizens":|
First, the mega-corporations, which now are busy evacuating the U.S. and have all of the benefits of American citizenship (as "corporate bodies") but few of the liabilities (such as the possibility of jail time or any meaningful punishment whatsoever.)
Second, there are the mega-wealthy and the political insiders (who can easily translate connections and power into money). These people too, are essentially global, and can either flee to refuge or buy refuge. And moreover, they are also largely immune from prosecution. Or to put it another way, the "justice system" is designed and staffed to serve their interests --
Third, there are the tens of millions of "illegal" immigrants, who by their very quantity and status -- outside the system -- have a kind of power. They simultaneously have nothing to lose, everything to gain, and are eagerly courted by both parties on the basis of their future votes.
So at the same time that we have a capital and brain drain, the US is gaining tens of millions of immigrants.
(And I find it interesting that the U.S. is vigilant about black Haitians sneaking into the U.S. but welcoming of Mexicans ... which shows you that racism is not dead. If tens of millions of blacks were trying to enter America there would be machine guns waiting for them at the borders...)
The immigrants definitely will prop up real estate values over the long run, and will become taxpayers, in addition to becoming voters. So the Overlords do have a method to their madness.
The question of "emptying all the bank accounts before they leave" transmutes into maintaining a parasitical relationship for as long as possible, while maintaining the illusion of "The American Dream". I don't know how it all plays out in the future, but stay tuned!
* * *The Paris Hilton saga is very interesting. Notice her mother's reaction -- that this is all a waste of taxpayer money. I think it is probably the most entertaining use of taxpayer money ever. Will she make a Babes Behind Bars video from the L.A. county jail?
It is interesting because as a "mega-wealthy" person she obviously believed she was totally immune from the justice system. But apparently she crossed some sort of line and for the sake of maintaining the illusion of "justice" for everyone else, they'll have to put her in jail. (I bet that she is ultimately allowed to go to a pay-to-play private jail hotel instead of "real" jail.)
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