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  1. São Paulo is the biggest city in Brazil and has the largest fleet of civillian helicopters in the world, all used by the Elite obviously.

    Brazil is also the country with more armoured cars in the world, maybe Trump wants to avoid this fate.

  2. He’s greedy, but he ain’t stupid-greedy, like, say, Lloyd Blankfein or other Masters of the Universe. If the elite go too far, they lose their money and power and they have a revolution on their hands. The rich can either pay a little more in taxes or eventually lose everything. It’s pretty simple.

    I think the appeal of Trump – along with his unapologetic tone – is that he’s an elite who possesses some measure of self-awareness; he also knows how to use his wealth and status to his advantage, to the point where a billionaire like him is regarded as a populist candidate during the worst economy since the Great Depression.

    Unlike the Clintons, who disingenuously claim to be like regular everyday people (despite collecting over $100 million in speaking fees), Trump doesn’t try to hide who he is, which conveys a certain authenticity. He’s basically saying, “yeah, I’m a rich, smug asshole. But I’m a rich, smug asshole who can put other rich assholes like me in check. Unlike these wimpy mainstream candidates, I’m so rich that I can’t be bought. I’m the only one who’s tough and independent enough to stick to my guns.”

    And it shows in his refusal to apologize for his various inflammatory statements.

    I also think that Hunter Wallace is correct when he asserts that Libertarian economics is the real albatross for the Republicans. Libertarianism has got to be the most utterly retarded ideology ever conceived in the history of mankind. I have yet to encounter a Libertarian who isn’t a narcissistic hedonist, a rich asshole, or a sociopathic Ayn Rand worshipper – or all of the above.

    1. “The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”
      John Kenneth Galbraith

      “There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.”
      -John Rogers

      1. You mean a depressive nihilist who believes the Decline of the West is inevitable? We have too many of those already — some are so convinced the decline is inevitable, they’re helping it along!

  3. If the elite go too far, they lose their money and power and they have a revolution on their hands.

    This is entirely the wrong way to think about things. The choice is not in their hands, it is in ours. Revolution means that we have absolute power.

    Those who wait for “objective conditions” to “make the revolution possible” will wait forever.

    The rich can either pay a little more in taxes or eventually lose everything. It’s pretty simple.

    Pay a little more in taxes? Are you mad? The only prudent and reasonable way forward is direct confiscation of wealth and physical liquidation of the ruling class.

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