How The Global Elites Screw Peons (While Media Fools Cheer)

Thursday, August 18, 2016
By Paul Martin

by Michael Shedlock via MishTalk.com,
ZeroHedge.com
Aug 18, 2016

>Do the Merkels and Junckers of the world give a rat’s ass about the problems they cause?

Did Bush or Cheney give a rat’s ass about the mass slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq?

Does Obama care about all the innocent victims of the US’s unconstitutional drone policy?

The answer to those questions is easy. But why? The short answer is neither the global elite nor their families are ever in a position to be damaged by their own actions.

As a result, those in power see people at the bottom as aliens whose bizarre emotions they must try to manage.

Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan discusses this setup in her column How Global Elites Forsake Their Countrymen.

Recently I spoke with an acquaintance of Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and the conversation quickly turned, as conversations about Ms. Merkel now always do, to her decisions on immigration.

The acquaintance said, he believed the chancellor was operating in pursuit of ideals. Moreover she is attempting to provide a kind of counter-statement, in the 21st century, to Germany’s great sin of the 20th. The historical stain of Nazism, the murder and abuse of the minority, will be followed by the moral triumph of open arms toward the dispossessed. That’s what’s driving it, said the acquaintance.

It was as good an explanation as I’d heard. But there was a fundamental problem with the decision that you can see rippling now throughout the West. Ms. Merkel had put the entire burden of a huge cultural change not on herself and those like her but on regular people who live closer to the edge, who do not have the resources to meet the burden, who have no particular protection or money or connections. Ms. Merkel, her cabinet and government, the media and cultural apparatus that lauded her decision were not in the least affected by it and likely never would be.

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