Rush Limbaugh offered his analysis of an article by Douglas Rushkoff who describes who describes a meeting with “five super-wealthy guys … from the upper echelon of the hedge fund world” who had questions about the future unrelated to the topic of one of the speakers. You can read Rush’s analysis here and the original article here.
What caught my attention was this paragraph:
These guys discussed for an hour, not the likelihood, but the guarantee that humanity, being human is going to destroy the earth.
“They knew armed guards would be required to protect their compounds from the angry mobs. But how would they pay the guards once money was worthless? What would stop the guards from choosing their own leader? The billionaires considered using special combination locks on the food supply that only they knew. Or making guards wear disciplinary collars of some kind in return for their survival.” Meaning, if a guard or employee went off the reservation, the boss could zap ’em with the disciplinary collar and bring ’em back. “Or maybe building robots to serve as guards and workers – if that technology could be developed in time. ”
With all their billions, instead of using their great wealth to help fix some of the things that are wrong with the world, their ultimate goal is to save themselves from whatever comes. At the same time, they are wielding great influence by supporting a political party that is all about social disruption…