Revenge of the billionaires: How an oligarchy of the morbidly rich can take down democracy

Thom plus logo The current issue of the Atlantic magazine - itself founded in the years just before the Civil War - is ominously titled, "How to Stop a Civil War."

If we are, indeed, on the brink of a second Civil War, it's already being waged as a "cold war," with the occasional armed skirmish being provoked by the so-called alt-right movement. And, as in the past, this will be a war by the very, very rich against the rest of America.

This is not the first time we've faced such a crisis as a nation.

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-Thom

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Hephaestus's picture
Hephaestus 1 year 7 weeks ago
#1

Why are biliionaires vengeful?

I think not!

They are simply greedy, psycopathic and totally lacking humanity

They have forgotten how they became rich... by usage and usuary of humans

They have also missed the point that if no one else has any money then ----

Then they will become poor very quickly

Simply because money will have no value

Willie W's picture
Willie W 1 year 7 weeks ago
#2

It's not the billionaires. They can only do what our government allows. If there's greed in the air, it's with our leaders.

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