A rare glimpse of what the members of the elite think: What are they going to do when things get really tough?
“A lot of these laws and regulations were designed back when the US had a finite amount of energy. Before the new technology was put into place.” Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the European Union, at the meeting titled “The Fight for EU Energy Security” held on April 11, 2019, in Brussels. Full video of the event.
Scott Fitzgerald said once that “The rich are different from you and me” and Ernst Hemingway is reported to have answered, “Yes, they have more money.” Maybe this exchange never took place, but it is probably true that, apart from the money they have, the rich are not really different from ordinary people. That is, they are not smarter than us. Their riches are the result of luck and of a certain capability of being in the right place at the right moment, including being born from a rich father.
I think that the same conclusion is valid for the category we call the elite. They are not different from you and me: they are not smarter, they just have more power. The concept of elite, of course, is a little vague. Let’s say that they are people who have a certain capability of putting into practice their beliefs and so have an impact on the world. The commoners (you and me) cannot do that: at best we can vent our frustrations on the Web: it is what I am doing here!
So, if something important happens in the world, it is because the elites want it to happen. The president of the United States can decide to bomb a foreign country and it will be bombed.
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